Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Jackie Stammen

6/29/2014 (2 years ago)

Laughs and Love (laughsandlove.com)

Allow God to turn you into who you were meant to become.

Once. Twice. Three times.

Peter the Apostle denied Christ THREE times, even after being forewarned that one among the Apostles would do so. Peter was a man who loved our Lord so much. He gave up his life to follow Christ. Yet, he was so human and fell just like we do... continually.

Jesus changed Peter's heart and life and made him the first Pope, the first grand caretaker of the Church.

Jesus changed Peter's heart and life and made him the first Pope, the first grand caretaker of the Church.

Highlights

By Jackie Stammen

Laughs and Love (laughsandlove.com)

6/29/2014 (2 years ago)

Published in Blog

Keywords: Redeeming God, Peter the Apostle, Denied three times, Jesus, love, God


NASHVILLE, TN - You can't deny the message Jesus sends to us by choosing Peter. No matter how many times we fall (and fall, we will), our lives still carry so much value and purpose. No matter what we've done, there is still so much room for Jesus to fill us with His grace and enter our hearts. Because Christ died for us, we are redeemed and forgiven time and time again, whether we feel deserving or not.

I imagine Peter felt unworthy to be forgiven after he repeatedly denied the man who was sent to save him. Still Jesus teaches us what it really means to love and forgive. He changed Peter's heart and life and made him the first Pope, the first grand caretaker of the Church.

See our exquisite rosaries
 I often think to myself, I am Peter. Don't you ever have those moments in life where you know you've just failed? You know what you've said or done was not pleasing to God, but you couldn't take back what was already said or done? So you tell yourself it won't happen again, but then before you know it you're right back in your old ways? Peter. That was Peter. Once. Twice. Three times.

The truth is, we are all Peter. We've all fallen and will fall again; however, you need to know that your life has a beautiful future in store. You have a saving, redeeming God who loves you and with Him all things are possible. So when you feel like the betraying Peter, just remember the Peter God turned him into. The Peter he was meant to become.

Allow God to turn you into who you were meant to become.

Laughs and Love,Jackie:-)

Light a virtual candle and say a prayer



Comments


More Blog

The Law of the Jungle

Image of

By Cheryl Jones

In this next election cycle one thing is clear.  This nation must return to law and order. Law and order are the only safeguards against the law of the jungle. Over the centuries, there was a striving for freedom which culminated in the American Revolution.  ... continue reading


Paving the Way to Vote Your Conscience

Image of

By Chaplain Adele M. Gill, RN, BSN, CPC

This week, Hillary Clinton picked her VP running mate, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, a Jesuit-taught Catholic. Media pundits are touting his strong Pro-life personal views. However, a closer look reveals his political beliefs on vital social issues, such as the death ... continue reading


Laying Aside a Root of Bitterness

Image of

By Cheryl Jones

In spite of the desperate times in which we live, there has been a certain indulgence in bitterness among conservatives. There are those who wanted a "different" candidate to be nominated and rather than looking at the bigger picture, of the threats to liberty, ... continue reading


Ask for the Old Paths

Image of

By Cheryl Jones

There is a thought in modern day society that "newer is better".  To some extent, that is true. Who does not appreciate plumbing, sanitation, refrigeration, modern construction and transportation? And then of course there are electronics. We can instantly ... continue reading


Monday Musings - It's Not About Putting The Genie Back In The Bottle

Image of (123RF Stock Photo)

By Michael Seagriff

There was a time when nearly everyone entering a Catholic Church knew enough to genuflect, to remain silent and to spend time in intimate interior conversation with their Loving Lord locked behind the tabernacle doors. God deserves nothing less today. CANASTOTA, NY - ... continue reading


Get So Lost That You Are Found

Image of

By Jackie Stammen

Recently I started reading a book called "Rediscover Jesus" because... well, because I've really been feeling my need to literally rediscover Him. Plus it was written by one of my favorite authors, Matthew Kelly. The book kept staring at me each time I'd pass by the ... continue reading


How to Become a Pro-Life Advocate

Image of Speakers for the upcoming Pro-Life Vox Vitae Youth Camp, July 31 > August 5th, 2016 with Catherine Contreras

By Chaplain Adele M. Gill, RN, BSN, CPC

Recently, I had the privilege to interview Pro-Life advocate Catherine Contreras, founder and President of Vox Vitae, a new Pro-Life organization located in CA.According to Catherine, Catholic Christians have an obligation to be politically aware and active. During my ... continue reading


The Cat's Out of the Bag

Image of

By Cheryl Jones

Before Governor Mike Pence's acceptance speech, Donald J.Trump gave a substantial speech and referenced something that should be of interest to all Catholics, Christians, and Jews.  He referred to the 1954 gag order put in place by Lyndon B. Johnson, who was ... continue reading


Then she broke down in my arms

Image of May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

By Michaela Daphne

I got to witness someone experiencing the loving power of Jesus for the first time in the middle of a Nandos Restaurant. BRISBANE, AU - She's a non-practising Catholic friend of mine who I've been praying for more than a year now. Each night I lift up my ... continue reading


Monday Musings - O, Lord Not Here!

Image of

By Michael Seagriff

I am humbled every time I am privileged to serve as a Lector and altar server. I usually exercise this great gift on Tuesdays in my parish. CANASTOTA, NY - Believe me, I know I am unworthy to be in the sanctuary that close to the Holy Sacrifice. I am painfully aware ... continue reading


All Blog News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Subscribe to Catholic OnlineYouTube Channel

the FEED
by Catholic Online

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Jeremiah 15:10, 16-21
10 A disaster for me, mother, that you bore me to be a man of strife and ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 59:2-3, 4, 10-11, 17, 18
2 rescue me from evil-doers, from men of violence save me.3 ... Read More

Gospel, Matthew 13:44-46
44 'The kingdom of Heaven is like treasure hidden in a field which ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for July 27th, 2016 Image

St. Pantaleon
July 27: St Pantaleon came from Nicomedia, near the Black ... Read More