‘For what will it profit a man, if he gains the whole world and forfeits his life?’ Sunday Reflections, 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

Posted September 1, 2017 10:05 pm by Fr Seán Coyle

‘For what will it profit a man, if he gains the whole world and forfeits his life?’ Sunday Reflections, 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

The Repentant Peter, El Greco [Web Gallery of Art]Readings (New American Bible: Philippines, USA)Readings (Jerusalem Bible: Australia, England & Wales, India [optional], Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa)Gospel Matthew 16:21-27 (New Revised  Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition) From that time on, Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and undergo great suffering at the hands of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him, saying, ‘God forbid it, Lord! This must never happen to you.’ But he turned and said to Peter,

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