God created humans and loves us immensely, even though we often mess up and fail Him. We continue to fall and fall short of God’s grace, but God is waiting to forgive us, provided we repent.
Judas and Peter both betray Jesus in today’s gospel. However, their betrayals were different. Judas was calculating to sell out Jesus to his enemies and allowed Satan to lead his actions. Peter fell in moments of weakness, but when he looked into the eyes of the Lord, he repented for what he had done to his friend.
Are we like Judas or Peter? Do we stand by Jesus when times are hard? Are we truly sorry for when we do the wrong thing?
The Lord loves us and is ready to forgive, let us be the best example we can of God’s love and forgiveness in the world!
About Father Pinto Paul, C.S.C.
Father Pinto Paul C.S.C., ordained a priest in the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1999, worked with tribal populations in northeast India as a missionary for ten years. In 2010 he came to the US for further studies. While working as a campus minister at Stonehill College, he assisted pastors in local parishes, led seminars and workshops for teachers and students in the US and earned a master’s degree in Educational Administration from Boston College and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Lesley University, Cambridge. He is currently working as the International Director of the Boston-based Holy Cross Family Ministries with missions in 17 countries.