Sunday Homily 2014-08-24

How to be blessed by God.

In todays Gospel Jesus teaches Peter, the Apostles, and us how to receive a blessing. First God loves us and reveals his love to us and then we respond to that love as Peter did.  God loves you in Jesus and He is waiting for your response. Yes Jesus I believe that you love me.

 

Gospel

Matthew 16:13-20

13 And Jesus came into the quarters of Caesarea Philippi: and he asked his disciples, saying: Whom do men say that the Son of man is?

14 But they said: Some John the Baptist, and other some Elias, and others Jeremias, or one of the prophets.

15 Jesus saith to them: But whom do you say that I am?

16 Simon Peter answered and said: Thou art Christ, the Son of the living God.

17 And Jesus answering, said to him: Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-Jona: because flesh and blood hath not revealed it to thee, but my Father who is in heaven.

18 And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

19 And I will give to thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven. And whatsoever thou shalt bind upon earth, it shall be bound also in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose upon earth, it shall be loosed also in heaven.

20 Then he commanded his disciples, that they should tell no one that he was Jesus the Christ.


 

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Delivery of the Keys to Saint Peter, Pietro Perugino, 1482

Delivery of the Keys to Saint Peter, Pietro Perugino, 1482