Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter, Apostle
Taking the Gospel to prayer
If you join in our Lenten Study Series, What does it mean to be chosen?, you will be seeing Peter in all kinds of situations. Today's feast is about Peter, but it is also about continuity. In this text, we see an ordinary man being given the call and the gifts to do extraordinary things. Through the work of the 12, the Good News would spread. The Church was birthed and still continuing over 2,000 years later.
I am guessing that when Peter heard the Lord giving him the keys to the kingdom of heaven, he was probably a little unsure of what that meant. Still, he remained with Jesus. We know his choices were not always perfect - He denied knowing the Lord in a moment of fear and weakness. Ultimately, he dies for the sake of the Gospel. Today we tell still recount his impact on the world.
We may not be remembered by name 2,000 years from now, but the way we spread the Good News each day has a ripple effect whose impact we cannot effectively measure. One never knows when a kind word shared can be the positive difference that changes someone's day. So today, what positive ripple can we make for Christ?