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"FAITH BOOK" offers Mini-reflections on the Sunday scripture readings designed for persons on the run.  "Faith Book" is also brief enough to be posted in the Sunday parish bulletins people take home.


Faith Book

21st SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (A) AUGUST 27, 2017

Isaiah 22: 19-23; Psalm 138; Romans 11: 33-36; Matthew 16: 13-20

Jude Siciliano, OP

 

From today’s Gospel reading:

 

[Jesus said to Peter]

And I say to you, you are Peter

And upon this rock I will build my church,

And the gates of the netherworld will not prevail against it.

 

Reflection:

 

How can we live the life Jesus invites us to – the life of a disciple? It requires what Jesus congratulated Peter for, and what Jesus would build up in us, a "rock-like faith." It is a faith that we have as a gift from Christ and it will not succumb to the "gates of the netherworld," evil will not overcome us.

 

So we ask ourselves:

 

  • As a Christian, what is the most powerful force against your faith you confront on a regular basis?

  • What aspects of your faith help you in your struggle to stay faithful?

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