Reflection for the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A

In the Gospel, Matthew, says that all of Jesus’ disciples are given the power of binding and loosing. He says that the “keys of the kingdom” are given to Peter. No doubt, many preachers this weekend will look at this and explain it in terms of the structure of the Church, our ecclesiology.

However, there is another very important question Jesus asks Peter: “Who do you say I am?”  The answer to this question shapes our lives more than any other question… It’s a question that should push us into reflection.

Join Fr Russell Pollitt SJ as he reflects on the readings for the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time.

You can find the texts that this reflection is based on in your bible, or simply just hover your mouse over the following references and the texts will also appear:

Isaiah 22:19-23; Psalm 138; Romans 11:33-36 & Matthew 16:13-20.

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Fr Russell Pollitt SJ

Fr Russell Pollitt SJ is the Director of the Jesuit Institute and is interested in the impact that communications technology has on society and spirituality. He regularly comments on South African Politics and various issues in the Catholic Church. @rpollittsj
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