Scripture reading: Mt 16:13-19
“Everything passes, only God remains. Indeed, kingdoms, peoples, cultures, nations, ideologies, powers have passed, but the Church, founded on Christ, notwithstanding the many storms and our many sins, remains ever faithful to the deposit of faith shown in service; for the Church does not belong to Popes, bishops, priests, nor the lay faithful; the Church in every moment belongs solely to Christ. Only the one who lives in Christ promotes and defends the Church by holiness of life, after the example of Peter and Paul. In the name of Christ, believers … have shown how there is no power capable of defeating the one who has the power of faith!”
Homily, June 29, 2015.
Question for Reflection
What sort of witness do I give to my faith in Jesus?
Adapted from: “Daily Journey with Pope Francis for the Year of Mercy” , by Emmanuel Ojeifo
| Year of publication: 2015, | (Paulines Publications Africa)