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Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament

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Daily Eucharistic Reflections

April 20, 2024

To whom should we go? Peter’s words to Christ were spoken after an exodus of followers because of the “bread of life” discourse. To whom should we go, you have the words of eternal life. You are the Holy One of God. Could anyone make a more profound statement?

Peter is often portrayed as impulsive and stubborn, but he is also blunt and honest in his opinions. When asked who he thought Jesus was, he answered that he was the Son of God, but when told of Jesus’s upcoming passion, he strongly rebuked Him. Then, at Jesus’ arrest, he defends Jesus with a sword—a brusque common man with insight yet still the fisherman.

Three years with the Lord have changed Peter. He has witnessed healings, miracles, and even the raising of the dead. He is the first of the eleven to enter the tomb on that first Easter. He is the leader, and people expect great things from him. He heals a paralytic, reminiscent of the work of Christ, and then is called to raise Tabitha from the dead. How much has he changed in three years following Jesus?

Have we changed in our journeys with Jesus? Are we the same people we were three, ten, or fifteen years ago? Are we closer to the Lord or on autopilot, just cruising along content in our own worlds? Are we the face of Christ to others, or are we just another face? Let’s let this Easter season continue to change us as much as three years, with Jesus changing Peter.

Let Us Pray:

Lord, may we never ask “to whom should we go” but turn to you in all things. Help us to carry your word to all who want to hear and be your face to all who need your help. We ask this in your name. Amen

 

 

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