THE CHAIR OF SAINT PETER THE APOSTLE
FOCUS: There are three steps to follow when teaching our faith: be open to the Holy Spirit, be gentle, be humble.
The author of the first reading instructs the leaders of the local churches. His authority to teach is based on his experience and witness. Local presbyters are advised to use God’s teaching style. Jesus queries the disciples on their efforts at teaching. We learn that the message we preach should reverberate in the response we hear.