Feast of the Chair of St. Peter

Feast of the Chair of St. Peter  Mt. 16: 13-19  Luke 4: 18-24
Jesus read from the text of Isa, “The Spirit of the Lord is Upon me, ” as you read the text you will see the people became angry–angry because he included every one in who was to receive the good news–not just the Jews, the Americans, but everyone–think in your own life inclusive you are–can you include your enemies, people you do not like–pray about this today using the centering method.
Today is the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter and for me it reminds me how grateful I am for the symbolic rememberance ot the passing on of the Gospel through the apostles and the church.  The core of our belief was saved and transmitted to us through the ages, beginning with those early apostles.
To take up one’s cross and follow Christ is in parallel fashion to act in accordance with one’s lights, to be faithful to one’s true self; it is to carry out the will of God, enduring patiently the trials that this must necessarily involve. These are the terms in which our lord’s passion and death are expressed in their most authoritative formulation. – Dom Aelred Graham, Zen Catholicism – (What trials are you encountering at this time in life? How can accepting them patiently and with integrity be a sharing in Christ’s cross?)

I was told by a professor in college that I would walk a painful path because of my faithfulness to my true self–for me that is the cross–being faithful to what I believe. Deo Gratias! Thanks be to God!

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