May the word of the Lord fill you with love and bring you peace.

Chair of St. Peter

Learn more about the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter: https://www.franciscanmedia.org/chair-of-saint-peter/

 Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/022217.cfm

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.”

Peter was inspired by the Holy Spirit to recognize Jesus for who He is. He allowed himself to be open to the prompting of the Spirit. Are you open to what the Lord wants to do for you? Do you let Him into your heart and mind?

Prayer: Heavenly Father, you have free reign in my heart, mind and soul. Please help me to always be open to your promptings. In Jesus holy name, Amen.

The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.

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