Sunday, 30 June 2013

Patronal Feast of St. Peter

It has been said that a church is to live fully into the life and witness of its patron saint. Today we celebrated the ministry of St. Peter - Simon bar Jona - Peter the Rock: a humble fisherman, who went on to become a fisher of people and the keeper of the Kingdom and the shepherd of souls. We celebrated the man who spoke boldly and directly, who had a hard time keeping his foot out of his mouth, who was fully human, fearlessly loving and serving his Lord and Master right to the very end. And so in the presence of that great cloud of witnesses, we sang, we listened to the movement of the Spirit through God's word, we prayed, we celebrated the Eucharist, and then...... we ate cake!