June 29, 2003
13th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Feast of The Saint Apostles: Peter and Paul
"Keys of the Kingdom"
These are the two most important men of the Church -- two representatives of Christianity. The first was the one who denied Jesus in front of a servant girl, and the other was the one who persecuted Jesus' disciples.
The Church of that time, however, forgave them. And they devoted their lives to proclaiming the Christ's truth.
Has today's Church changed and have we become more pitiless? For now we do not forgive. Now, if we cross somebody out, that's forever. If someone gets into our bad books he is cursed for centuries to come.
translation: Monika Darron