Twenty-Second Sunday-A Last week, when Jesus asked who they thought he was, only Peter, working with God’s grace, pronounced Jesus as the Christ, the Son of the living God. The reading this week is quite different. Peter is chastised by Jesus and even called Satan because he stopped relying on God’s grace and reverted to … Continue reading The Way God Thinks
Twentieth-First Sunday -A In today’s Gospel, Jesus asks his disciples two questions about how people understand his identity. There is a progression in this passage, initially starting with a nonpersonal response and proceeding to an intimate response from Peter acknowledging Jesus as Christ. Flesh and bones did not reveal Jesus as the Messiah; only the … Continue reading Who Do You Say That I Am?