Sunday, February 21, 2021

Feast of the Chair of St. Peter

Homily                                                                                             Date 22:02:2021

Feast of the Chair of St. Peter

Reflection by Fr. Gulsan Ekka

Today we celebrate the feast of the Chair of  St. Peter. It is the feast of  authority rather than the feast of wooden chair.  Jesus asked his disciple who do people say that I am? His disciples answered; some say John the Baptist, some say Elijah, some say Jeremiah or  one of the prophets.  He asked to Peter, Peter who do you say I am, He answered You are the Christ, the son of the living God. Jesus replied to Peter; flesh and blood has not revealed it to you but my Father in heaven. You are rock and on this rock I will build my Church. By uttering these words he blessed him and put him in his place as a prince of the apostles.   

St. Peter was the first one to preach after the Pentecost. He preached and defended Christ's teaching.

Today the Pope Francis represents St. Peter. Therefore we should follow his teaching. Today he invites us to built new society based on loving neighbors like good Samaritan.

In the first reading we are reminded of our responsibilities and duties.  St Paul urges us to do our responsibility not by compulsion but cheerfully be the example for the flock we are assigned to look after.

We feel sorry for those time when we misused our authority or neglected our responsibilities. We ask pardon from the Lord when we failed to set good example for others.

God is merciful, He forgives our every sin.  I confess to almighty God...

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