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

Daily Word Of God

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.’

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • Jesus appointed Peter to be the “rock” and foundation of the institutional Church.


  • What role do you think Jesus is asking you to play in the building of His Church in this world? Would it be bringing up a good Catholic Christian family or being a good employer good citizen and the like?


  • How much more do you think God may be challenging you daily to serve and praise Him in your vocation and profession?