I was left dismayed and surprised when I first heard this gospel! What did we just hear Jesus say to Peter? I have always seen Peter as the rock, the first pope of our Church, and now what does Jesus say to Peter? Get behind me Satan?
At a glance, the readings today dealt with religious leadership; a sacred trust in both ancient Israel and early Christianity that played a significant role in the evolution of our Church, which stands out as the oldest institution in the world, having survived 2000 years in the face of persecution, blessed along the way with good leaders and bad ones.
When Chris and I met for lunch recently, he reminded me of Marcia’s fascination with tombstones. I recall that she visited cemeteries in New Orleans; together we looked at some while visiting cathedrals in England and the mausoleum in the new cathedral in Los Angeles. I have no clue what her children plan to put on her gravestone at Sunnyside Cemetery but given that she spent many years in religious education and parish ministry, perhaps what one person had placed on his gravestone could serve as Marcia’s last chance to pass a bit of wisdom on to us.
The following is a video showcasing some of the ministries and people who make up St. Hubert Catholic Church.
God Bless Pope Francis! We give thanks for his faithfulness and guidance for our Church, and pray for him as he begins his papacy.
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