Thus…

During this last week of Easter, we Christians ponder the priestly prayer of Jesus.  Jesus prays for all of his disciples, then and now, yes, even us in the twenty-first century.

And also, we listen to the preaching ministries of two great apostles, Peter and Paul.

St. Paul in Peter's Square

Paul is a savvy preacher and he is crafty.  Accused of preaching The Name illegally, Paul knows that to get to Rome fast, he can appeal to the Emperor since he is a Roman citizen.  Peter’s ministry begins in forgiveness.  At breakfast, Jesus still loves him despite his thrice denials.  Peter is a sinner who repents deeply and loves deeply.  For this reason he remains the Rock who will join his fellow apostle in Rome.

St. Peter in Peter's Square

Thus the work of the Holy Spirit!

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