- Fr. Tarcisio
SOLEMNITY OF SAINT PETER AND SAINT PAUL APOSTLES
On June 29th the church celebrates the Solemnity of the Apostles Saint Peter and Saint Paul. Peter, the close friend of Jesus, was among the first called to be apostle and was the man chosen by Christ as the point to be reference for the group of twelve apostles. Peter humbly accepted his mission, despite his doubts, sometimes his lack of faith, he knew how to remain faithful to the mission that Jesus entrusted to him, dying as a martyr in Rome, during the emperor Nero´s persecution.
On the other hand, Paul, the persecutor of Christians who became an Apostle to the nations, is the model of a tireless evangelizer, because after meeting Jesus on his way, he gave himself to the cause of the Gospel; touring all the cities that he could visit, founding Christian communities and taking the gospel of Jesus throughout the Roman Empire. He wrote several letters that we can read in the New Testament. Writing to the Corinthians, he recognizes himself as a servant of Jesus: “Because if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to boast about, because I am under duty to do so. Well, woe is me if I don't preach the gospel! " (1 Cor 9:16).
Let us pray that, through the intercession of these saints, each one of us will know how to fulfill the mission that God has entrusted to us. Let us pray for our community of Saint Matthew so that it continues to proclaim the gospel of Jesus to all person.