24th Sunday Year B
2) that His disciples must share His suffering, 3) and that His and their suffering will lead to ultimate glory. This requires faith, personal faith.
But then we get shocked that the same Peter who made what can be considered as the greatest profession of faith is now seen as a a symbol of non-belief, he is now refered to as the stumbling block to the will of God and the destiny of Jesus. How can Peter move from hero to zero? Because for Peter, the idea that Jesus had to suffer was too great to accept. And he was determined to save Jesus from such a terrible fate. Many of us can sympathise with Peter, for we also want to save those we love from suffering. But much as we love someone, we have no right to stand in the way of their destiny.
Whatever our path in life, what matters is that we should be ourselves, our unique selves. And the best we can be is to be the kind of people God wanted us to be. The only thing that matters is to be true to ourselves. Any other path is a false trail and will not result in growth, happiness, fulfilment or holiness. Invalid or No recipient specifiedLeave your Feedback!