A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Wednesday 29 June

St. Peter and Paul

Acts 12:1-11,Ps.34, 2 Tim 4:6-8,17-18,
Matt 16:13-19


St. Peter and St. Paul were very different characters. Peter was a fisherman, probably not particularly clever or well educated, he was impetuous, enthusiastic, sometimes too much so. He made mistakes, denied Jesus out of fear, but was humble enough to repent. Paul was a man of brilliant intellect and, once he came to believe in Jesus, was totally fearless and wholehearted in his service. Two completely different people, each with his own strengths and weaknesses, and Jesus accepted and used both of them.

We too have individual gifts and failings, but the wonderful thing is that Jesus loves and has work for, each one.

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