Sunday, June 20, 2010
What Peter's, And Our Answer Means
Listening to and rereading today's Gospel from St Luke (Luke 9: 18~24) led me realize a few things. For one thing, Luke's account of this very pivotal moment in Jesus' public ministry is a bit different than Matthew and Mark's. In Luke's version, Peter is not commended by Jesus for his recognition of Jesus as Messiah. In today's Gospel we read that Jesus rebuked Peter and told him not to tell anyone of this. The Douay~Rheims translation is a little less harsh; it says: "
Psalm 45: Canticle of Love to the King
My heart overflows with a good theme;
I address my verses to the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.
Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One,
In Your splendor and Your majesty!
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.
Your arrows are sharp;
The peoples fall under You;
Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.
Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
Kings’ daughters are among Your noble ladies;
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.