Thursday 22nd of February

“You are Peter and on this rock I will build my Church.”

Matthew 16:13-19

In today’s passage, Jesus asks his disciples ‘who do people say that the Son of Man is’ and ‘who do YOU say that I am?’  In our prayer today, we might pray about what our own response to this question would be, and let this be the start of our dialogue with Jesus.

For Peter, his answer revealed the depth of his understanding of Jesus and a revelation of his purpose and mission.  Does our response reflect our own purpose and mission as followers of Jesus?

Peter knew that Jesus was the Messiah, the Son of God, and was given the responsibility of the keys to the kingdom.  What responsibility is Jesus entrusting to us today?  How can we work with him to fulfil his mission for us on this earth?  Today let us pray that we can follow in St Peter’s footsteps to know Jesus more and build his church through the witness of our lives.

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