Let Us Not Forget that Peter Holds the Keys

Posted August 22, 2017 6:59 pm by Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB

Let Us Not Forget that Peter Holds the Keys

Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – August 27th, 2017
Son of the living God
“Son of God” must be understood against the Greek mythological background of the site where Peter’s confession occurred. The Greek god Pan was associated with a mountain in Arkadia and a grotto in Attika. Since Arkadia was not rich in large cattle, the goat was its characteristic beast and Pan was thus half-goat in shape. Pan became a universal god in Greek mythology, popular with shepherds, farmers, and peasants. In general Pan is amorous as is the nature of a god whose chief business it was

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