Commentary on the Gospel of
Peter & Paul
Acts 12: 1-11; 2 Tim 4: 6-18; Mt 16: 13-19
Peter and Paul, different personalities, but by their love for Jesus, and their suffering, they constitute one.
Formerly called Simon, Peter was renamed because he became the rock of faith. Formerly called Saul, Paul had his pride transformed into humility.
His name Paulus, meaning “little, less,” demonstrates this. Both saints were shaken out of their early paths and invited to follow Jesus, and lead the Church in its beginning, through the way of the cross.
How closely do we follow their example: listening to the leadership of Peter, and living with the missionary zeal of Paul?