Commentary on the Gospel of

Paulson Veliyannoor, CMF - Claretian Publications Philippines

A Schizophrenic Faith

Peter’s declaration of faith in Christ came as a revelation from the Father, as Jesus points out to him. However, did he comprehend what it meant for Jesus to be the Messiah, the Son of the living God? The latter events tell us that Peter had no idea. If he had, he would not have played “Satan” and opposed the plan of God. It is one thing to receive a revelation; yet another to receive the grace of understanding and living the same. How many times we toss around phrases such as: “Jesus is my Lord and Savior” and “I believe in God”; but do they translate into flesh and blood in our lives? If Jesus is the Lord and Savior, how willing are we to let this Lord take the reins of our lives and lead it wherever he wishes? Does our faith suffer from a schizophrenic split between what we proclaim in the Creed and how we live our lives?


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