O God, you gave Peter the wisdom and the largeness of heart to open the sheepfold of your Church to the Gentiles and to all who would believe in your word. Give us the vision and the generosity to remove the barriers that we place before those who seek to know and love you. Teach us how to share the fruits of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Amen.
Christ Jesus, your words are spirit and life; we long to follow you unreservedly. Through your resurrection, give us the grace to love and respect the gift of life each day, and to be open to the depths and heights of the new life to which you call us. Grant that someday we may live with you for all eternity. Amen
“I was beside him,
like a master worker,
and I was daily his delight,
rejoicing before him always,
rejoicing in his inhabited world and delighting in the human race.”
Wisdom, the first of all creation and God’s endless delight, is described above.