Brothers and Sisters
Believing has always carried with it responsibility, and for some, authority. The weekend's Gospel recounts Jesus bestowing authority upon Peter, and by extension, to the church. This authority is based not on power, but on a powerful relationship to Christ. At its root, this is love, which translates into serving others. All who follow Christ share in the responsibility to love and to serve others. We just do it in different, but equally significant ways. We are so blessed at Annunciation to have such a loving and sharing community, please know that you are always in my prayers!