Reflection for Aug. 27, 2017

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

'You are the Christ, the Son of the living God'

Peter's perfect words are spoken through an imperfect life - just like yours and mine

A friend’s trust is worth more than gold. This Sunday, we hear Jesus declare his trust for Peter the Apostle. So trustworthy is Peter that Jesus describes him as the rock, the foundation, on which to build His church. Imagine how Simon Peter felt: Honored? Humbled? Overwhelmed?

But Peter was not perfect. In other readings, Peter declares that God should spare Jesus of suffering. Jesus admonishes Peter for suggesting to know better than God. Peter also denies knowing Jesus three times when Jesus is arrested.

Peter was not perfect. We are not perfect. But Jesus loves us just the same.

Reflection questions:
  1. Jesus asks: “Who do you say that I am?” How do I answer?
  2. When do I think my plan is better than God’s?
  3. Can I acknowledge my imperfections and accept God’s forgiveness?

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2 Comment(s)

  • Marie Buth: Friday, August 25, 2017

    I love the picture. Peter seems to be pondering every word that Jesus is saying and by the smile on Jesus' face He is loving it.

  • Emma Alice: Saturday, August 26, 2017

    I do truly enjoy reading. And "A friend's trust is more than gold." How true these words are with meaning. I too love the picture of GOD with Peter.