Thought for the Day – 29 June
By their lives and labours, Peter and Paul established the faith and by their deaths they bore witness to is power and truth. They are part of the Church’s own confession of faith – they were the architects of that faith and they have left their mark indelibly upon Christian history and belief. After Christ, these two are the cornerstones of the Church and as such they are enshrined in the Church’s memory. They embody in themselves everything a Christian admires in being a follower of Christ, they are Apostles, Martyrs, Witnesses, Evangelists, Teachers, Prophets and Founders of Churches wherever they went in the footsteps of our Lord. The two great basilicas in Rome are dedicated to them – St Peter’s is the largest Church in Christendom and St Paul’s Outside the Walls, carries the history of all our Popes and is the site of the Martyrdom of St Paul.
We owe our faith to these two great Fathers and hold them in hallowed love and memory.
Like Jesus Himself, their deaths are our lives!
Sts Peter and Paul, pray for us and for the entire universal Church, protect us by your prayers.