November 20, 2022
Gospel – 6/29/20 – Matthew 16:13-19
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.”
Good day for Simon.
When Jesus asks who Simon believes him to be, Simon answers from his heart, not his head. And, Jesus is proud of him and names him Peter-the Rock.
Isn’t it nice to know that the “Rock” Jesus builds the church upon is flawed like us? Like David was for God?
They weren’t perfect but they had their moments. We aren’t perfect but we give Jesus something to build on.
We just need to have our moments.
At least that’s what I heard Him say…