Daily Readings & Reflections

September 22 – Memorial of Saint Pius of Pietrelcina, Priest

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“…But who do you say that I am?” Jesus, having been with his disciples for quite a while asks them the critical question, and after a longish pause, Peter replies “The Christ of God.” (Here the term “Christ” means “anointed” and the word “the” means Jesus alone.)

Peter gets I right. Jesus, in this version of the story, tells his disciples to tell no one of this. Others are to come to this knowledge through their own encounter with him, for this knowledge finds its deepest meaning in our hearts, where it has the power to evoke a response. Hopefully, I hear and recognize that Jesus  is the Christ, and journey with him.

Deacon Tom