Chair of St Peter, Apostle : Monday 22nd February, 2021

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Peter’s Faith: In today’s Gospel, Peter as leader of the apostles, affirmed “You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God.”  This brought great consolation to Jesus, who was about to suffer His Passion.  How did the Holy Spirit inspire you to remain faithful to God, in the key challenges of your life?  God will always be there in your needs.

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Matthew 16:13-19

When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi he put this question to his disciples, ‘Who do people say the Son of man is?’ And they said, ‘Some say he is John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.’

‘But you’ he said, ‘who do you say I am?’ Then Simon Peter spoke up, ‘You are the Christ’, he said ‘the Son of the living God.’

Jesus replied, ‘Simon son of Jonah, you are a happy man! Because it was not fleash and blood that revealed this to you but my Father in heaven. So I now say to you: You are Peter and on this rock I will build my Church. And the gates of the underworld can never hold out it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of Heaven: whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.’