A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
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Saturday, May 02, 2009

Be like Peter

Saint Peter has a truly starring role in both of today’s readings.

In today’s Gospel (John 6:60-69), when many of the disciples are walking away from Christ, Saint Peter is gifted by God to stand strong and to speak with simple and powerful eloquence:

Master, to whom shall we go?
You have the words of eternal life.
We have come to believe
and are convinced that you are the Holy One of God.

In today’s first reading (Acts 9:31-42), Saint Peter is gifted by God to be a powerful instrument of Christ’s power and grace: even healing cripples and raising from the dead.

We are not Peter.

But, by the grace of God, we can be instruments of Christ’s love, truth, and grace.