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The wonder that sets life "in motion"!

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The wonder that sets life "in motion"! Gospel of Sunday July 23 XXI of the Ordinary Time Peter's enthusiastic response to Jesus' question to the disciples: Who do you say that I am? You are The …More
The wonder that sets life "in motion"! Gospel of Sunday July 23 XXI of the Ordinary Time Peter's enthusiastic response to Jesus' question to the disciples: Who do you say that I am? You are The Christ, the Son of the living God, it is not an answer given by convenience nor a risky one, but it has a genesis, a history! In the first place, the incredible amazement caused by the encounter with the Prophet who comes from Nazareth "powerful in deeds and in words" capable of making the blind see, the lame walk, the deaf hear, the mute speak and the dead coming back to life allowed Peter to be free from a gray, habitual and mediocre life "throwing him" so to speak, into an extraordinary adventure ... In fact, the explosion of joy that he experienced when seeing and hearing what many Prophets and Kings would have liked to see and hear but they did not see and did not hear led Peter to leave everything to follow the Master. The years lived as a disciple of Jesus, the contemplation of his glory and his holiness on Mount Tabor, the awareness of his unique relationship with the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, whom he simply use to call: "Daddy", dug into the heart of the Fisherman of Galilee an abyss of humility that led him to kneel before the Master and say to him: Lord, depart from me, I am a sinner. The purity of God's love experienced by seeing himself loved by Jesus, despite his nothingness, prepared him to receive the Light of the Father, the Holy Spirit, who revealed to him the true identity of the Nazarene. Jesus was infinitely greater than all the prophets: he was even greater than the Messiah, Son of David, promised by God to his People; Jesus was the Son of the living God!