Computers have a function called defragmentation. It helps the machine return to original speed by creating more space by rearranging useful files and clearing our unwanted ones. The disciples are quick to answer when Jesus asks who people say he is, but when he asks them what they say individually, Peter is the only one to step up.
This gospel passage invites each of us to defragment all sorts of fragmented files because the fragmentations can bring our true spirit out, as they did for Peter. He sank of little faith, didn’t understand the parables, and argued with Jesus. Through it all he was being shaped, formed, molded, and defragmented into the rock Jesus knew him to be.
What are the fragmented files in our lives? Do we reflect on this cleansing process daily?
May our participation in the Eucharist and family prayer help us make us the rocks Jesus wants us to be.
About Father Jilson Tom, C.S.C.
Father Jilson Tom, C.S.C. is from the Northeast India Province of Holy Cross. A native of Kerala, Father Jilson has been serving in a parish and school ministry since his ordination twelve years ago. He joins the Family Rosary team as an Assistant, while he works to study Pastoral Counseling in the Boston area. With a personal devotion to Mother Mary, Father Jilson is thrilled to be working to enhance family prayer through the Rosary. And if you ever need a listening ear or want to play a board game, Father Jilson’s your guy!