Sunday, June 29, 2008
Peter and Paul
Apostles Peter and Paul
Two great saints, considered after Christ, as the cornerstone of our Faith.
In St. Peter’s basilica their statues stand tall at both sides of the entrance telling us that indeed they are the pillars of the church.
Two great men, chosen from among us, ordinary men with their weakness and strength.
Remember: Peter He denied the Lord three times, he was the man of “little faith.”
Paul was a persecutor of Christians.
But when they were transformed and when they were converted..
Both Lived their faith and died fighting for the faith as martyrs.
Peter crucified upside down and Paul beheaded.
Today may we realize that our faith is a Gift from the Lord
That this Faith was preserved through the Love and Blood of many saints and martyrs starting with Peter and Paul.
That as a gift we need to treasure it.
That we need to Live our Faith
And in the end pass it on to the next generation.
In the end may we say like Paul said: “I have fought the good fight to the end; I have run the race to the finish; I have kept the faith;”
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"Leaps of Faith"
"LEAPS OF FAITH" Can be a religious movement of a person, an inner movement of belief, of trust on the greatest power of all, The Supreme being..Our Creator and Maker..Our God. They can be resolutions of a person everyday in his life to move forward, to be a better person, and to start a new life. They can be decisions of a person in times of great uncertainties, when he is not sure of what will come or happen and he makes a leap of faith. They can be steps, difficult steps that a person makes on his way to change or to start anew. Or they can simply be a persons resolve to fly, to travel..to widen his horizons, to learn more about life and to grow. These are Leaps of faith we make everyday and in great moments of our lives and they are worth considering and reflecting.