1 Peter 1:10-16
10 The prophets who prophesied of the grace that was to be yours searched and inquired about this salvation; 11 they inquired what person or time was indicated by the Spirit of Christ within them when predicting the sufferings of Christ and the subsequent glory.
12 It was revealed to them that they were serving not themselves but you, in the things which have now been announced to you by those who preached the good news to you through the Holy Spirit sent from heaven, things into which angels long to look.
13 Therefore gird up your minds, be sober, set your hope fully upon the grace that is coming to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.14 As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, 15 but as he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in all your conduct; 16 since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”
28 Peter began to say to him, “Lo, we have left everything and followed you.”
29 Jesus said, “Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands, for my sake and for the gospel,
30 who will not receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and in the age to come eternal life. 31 But many that are first will be last, and the last first.”
St PETER Equate the anxiety of the disciples with the experience of the OT prophets, who spend too much time trying to figure out the coming of Christ so as to signal their time of suffering.
Peter is not satisfied with the disciples wishful selfserving exercise that is even out of the purview of the angels. The disciples are reprimanded and ordered to straighten up and correct their way of thinking and living by striving to be a holy people.
THE GOSPEL READING: Following Christs discourse that revealed that mans salvation is not as easy as one-two-three, Peter loudly wondered about their salvation in light of the fact that they have given up everything to follow Christ!
Our Lord give Peter and the rest of the apostles the assurance that their personal sacrifices to leave their; homeland, family members and give up the gift of marraige and children, to be exposed to suffering prosecution and pain in their endeavor to preach the gospel, will surely be rewarded. We are called to gird up our minds; correct our way of reasoning and thinking and stop looking too far into the future. Focus on the now and discern if in fact our lives is one of obedience and selfless sacrifice, or are we trying to satisfy our temporal desires, needs and wants? If the former is true, then we are on the right path.
LET US PRAY: Psalms 98:1-4
O sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things! His right hand and his holy arm have gotten him victory. 2 The LORD has made known his victory, he has revealed his vindication in the sight of the nations.
3 He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness to the house of Israel. All the ends of the earth have seen the victory of our God. 4 Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises!
Commentary. Henry R SYLVESTER Note: The daily scripture readings are taken from the Roman Missal which the Catholic Church use in the daily Celebration of the Holy Eucharist throughout the world.Some weekly readings may differ because of the celebration of local feast days.
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