Gospel: Matthew 16:21-27

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew.

From that time on Jesus began to explain to the disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders and chief priests, and the scribes, and that he must be killed, and on the third day raised to life.  Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him.  “Never, Rabbi!” he said.  “This will never happen to you!”  Jesus turned to Peter and said, “Get yourself behind me, you satan!  You are trying to make me stumble and fall.  You are not setting your mind on the things of God, but of people.”

Jesus said to the disciples, “If you wish to come after me, you must deny your very self, take up your cross, and begin to follow in my footsteps.  If you would save your life, you will lose it; but if you would lose your life for my sake, you will find it.  What profit would you show if you gained the whole world but lost yourself?  What can you offer in exchange for your very self? The Chosen One will come in glory accompanied by angels, and will repay all according to their


The Good News as spoken through Matthew.

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