August 7, 2014

Another round of Thursday inspiration based on today's mass readings. :-)

Several points we can have in our prayer today:

“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?”

Who do we say that God is? Who is he in our life? Is our life an accurate reflection of who we say God is? If we say God is love, are we bringing love into others' lives? If we say God is our friend, do we spend time with and talk to Him? If we say He is our father, are we being obedient to Him?

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.”Then he strictly ordered his disciplesto tell no one that he was the Christ.

Today's gospel reminds us of the beautiful story of Peter's faith - how The Lord changed him and how he loved The Lord, though imperfectly. From St. Peter, we can learn humility, sorrow for our sins and repentance. Through him, The Lord also shows the mercy he has for those who sin and repent.

Let's also offer prayers today for the Holy Father and his upcoming visit to the country on January. We pray that The Lord keeps him safe and well at all times.

Happy Thursday, folks! The week is about to end. Make it count.

Be blessed always!


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