Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul
You are Peter and upon this rock I will build my Church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it. (Gospel Antiphon, Matthew 16:18)
Lord Jesus, every one of us is given ample opportunity to explain who we think You are. The apostolic life of the Church helps our own responses to be informed by the testimony of Peter and Paul.
You ask us today, "But who do you say that I am?" May Peter and Paul's reception of Your mercy deepen my ability to articulate, like them, all that my heart and mind need to learn about You as I say, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God" (Matthew 16:16)
Saint Peter and Saint Paul, pray for us.