“Jesus said to him in reply, ‘Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah. For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my heavenly Father. And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys to the Kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you lose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.’” (MT 16: 17-19)
Yesterday we listened to Our Lord’s words to St. Peter about how he thinks, and it was so difficult for him to be compared to Satan. It doesn’t mean that Peter was rejected. He was corrected in how he thought. Our Lord loves us and wants us closer to Him, to fulfill our vocation and our mission in this world.
“You are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church; the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it.” (Gospel Acclamation)