21st Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A


This weekend’s question ‘But you, who do you say I am?’, draws us to reflect on our faith and focus on the way God looks on the lowly, the ones who need help.

The Gospel encourages us to seek to answer truthfully Jesus’s question about his identity and also ponder on Peter. Peter, a simple fisherman, is given the keys of the Kingdom and entrusted to build the Lord’s church.

In the first reading, a lowly servant is also given keys. He is entrusted with authority and will become a father to the nations. The key of the house of David is on his shoulder. The Psalm expresses the gratitude of a lowly person who in distress called and the Lord answered, giving him the strength he needs.

St Paul, in the second reading, asks several questions that no one can really answer. However,  he leads us to realize the omnipotence, benevolence, and wisdom of God.

This week, let us join St Paul, to give glory to the Lord and also pray that God will help and empower the lowly and the needy around us.

Joy and peace.