Chair of St. Peter, Apostle and Pope


The Catholic Church celebrates today a special day – “the Chair of St. Peter”. The Gospel of today’s Mass is taken from Matthew 16:13-19. After Jesus asks His disciples “Who do you say that I am?” Peter responds with these words – “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God!” And Jesus said to Peter in reply – “Blessed are you, Simon Son of Johah, for flesh and blood has not revaled this to you, but my heavenly Father.”

Simon Peter is blessed because he believed what was revealed to him by God, even though it was contrary to huma logic. It was the same faith that allowed him to believe that Jesus would give him His flesh and blood as food and drink.

A prayer we can offer to Jesus:

Jesus, give me this enduring faith, that I will always believe in you when I am tempted to doubt your presence.

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