Peter’s Revelation

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In the first reading today from Jeremiah 31, we hear the LORD talking about a new covenant the he will make. “I will place my law within them, and write it upon their hearts; I will be their God, and they shall be my people.” Is God’s law written on your heart?

In today’s Gospel reading from Matthew 16, Jesus asks the disciples, “Who do you say that I am?” Peter responds, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Before giving him the keys to the Kingdom (and calling him Satan), Jesus says, “Blessed are you, Simon, son of Jonah. For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my heavenly Father.”

Have you ever felt like you have had a revelation from God? Perhaps you just knew about a decision you needed to make and felt a great peace about it. God had given you an answer. These little gifts, these revelations from God, may not come around very often. I believe they happen more when we ask for them and are open to them. Whenever we receive one, we need to be thankful and acknowledge them as gifts.

Father, may we always be open to the gifts of wisdom and knowledge that you offer us. We thank you for each and every one. Amen.

Today’s Readings


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