Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel
Thursday 29 June 2017 Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles
Obedience !! The young couple are dancing , soaring in the wind , keeping a close eye on each other , together they are marvellous ! Saint Francis sees as the essence in following of our Lord Jesus Christ in listening to God , in the conscientious paying attention to our Creator and this is why he only accepted those as his brothers , who were also willing to take a vow for their willingness to do this !
Our Lord Jesus Christ also professes loudly : “My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me ..”John 4, 34
The greatness of Peter and Paul is by following Christ they sanctify themselves to God ! The two “princes” of the apostles dared and knew to empathise with Jesus Christ , with His plans , with His will in the redemption of the world ?. "I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me” St Paul, letter to the Galatians 2, 20
Stepping out from our own selfishness , de we dare by putting all our eggs in one basket, following the example of the apostles Saint Peter and Saint Paul in devoting ourselves to God’s will , that will that is loud and clear for me both from the ten commandments , in the commandment of love but that what is conveyed to me through my conscience , and our Mother the Church also clearly mediates for all of us !
translated by dr k.e.
When Jesus went into the region of Caesarea Philippi
he asked his disciples,
"Who do people say that the Son of Man is?"
They replied, "Some say John the Baptist, others Elijah,
still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets."
He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?"
Simon Peter said in reply,
"You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."
Jesus said to him in reply, "Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah.
For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my heavenly Father.
And so I say to you, you are Peter,
and upon this rock I will build my Church,
and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it.
I will give you the keys to the Kingdom of heaven.
Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven;
and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”
Matthew 16, 13-19