Reflecting on the Gospel for the Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

From The Gospel of Matthew by Curtis Mitch and Edward Sri, commenting on Matthew 16:13-20:

The exchange between Jesus and Peter at Caesarea Philippi is the climax of the first half of Matthew’s gospel. From Peter we hear the definitive declaration that Jesus is the Messiah of Jewish expectation and the Son of the living God. In return, Jesus issues his own declaration that Peter is to be the foundation of a new and messianic temple known as the Church. The constellation of images and themes that appear in this dialogue are closely linked to the Davidic covenant and its attendant traditions.

© 2010 Curtis Mitch and Edward Sri and Baker Academic. Unauthorized use of this material without express written permission is strictly prohibited.

Leave a comment

Filed under Curtis Mitch, Edward Sri, From the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture, Lectionary, The Gospel of Matthew

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s