24. Sunday in normal time
Isaiah 50: 5-9. I will walk in the presence of the Lord, in the land of the living – Psalm 114 (116): 1-6, 8-9. James 2: 14-18. Mark 8: 27-35.
You are the messiah
Dear Lord, Peter told you that he believed that you were the Messiah and that he might look forward to the time when you would be recognized by all in glory and splendor. Then you tell him in no uncertain terms that he is on the wrong track. Instead of ruling over everyone, you would be rejected, killed, and resurrected.
Why did Peter reprimand you? Didn’t he like to hear you get up again – an unthinkable concept – or did he want you not to be so negative? It seems that you are telling us to look at life from your perspective, from a divine perspective. We know you will give us the grace to do this, and perhaps we could have the help of St. Claiming Peter to respond to that grace.
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