Christ’s words of admonishment to Saint Peter offer a lesson for us in living the Christian life in what has become an insane world. They remind us, among other things, of the importance of speaking what is true, even when risks are involved.
If we comply with the corruption of this age, living according to its evil tenets and communicating it to others through our willing adherence to its errors, we might well live more comfortably: we might receive approbation from the powerful and attain to high status among a society gone awry, plagued by moral fragmentation. In the end, however, we will have lost everything that really matters.
Signs of Christ abound all around us. However, the gifts of faith and wisdom are required before we can possess eyes with supernatural vision and hearts filled with supernatural love.
In our gospel today, our Lord Jesus Christ presents us with three fascinating and mysterious parables describing the kingdom of heaven.
The Road to Emmaus story teaches us about the immense gift of the Church and the Eucharist. In living the Catholic life and receiving Jesus at the table of the Lord, our minds are filled with grace and divine wisdom.