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January 18 celebrates the Confession of St. Peter the Apostle. This is the topic for this week. Matthew 16:13-23, describes the occasion we are remembering. Jesus asks his disciples, “Who do you say that I am?” Peter replies, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Jesus affirms Peter’s answer saying that the Father in heaven has revealed this to Peter, verse 17. Then, 6 verses further on, Jesus sternly rebukes Peter, saying his advice is more in-line with Satan’s thinking than with God’s. Being the recipient of God’s revelation did not mean that Peter was always in step with God. Interestingly, the words of Peter’s confession appear in the Gospel of John on the lips of Nathanael when he first meets Jesus. The disciples’ belief in Jesus being the Messiah and the Son of God changed over the years until after the Resurrection when they could join Thomas in saying, “My Lord and my God.”

Has your belief in Jesus changed over the years? You are in good and holy company!

Bible Reading: Matthew 16:13-23; John 1:44-49, 20:28