Bishop Richard reflects on the Feast of S.s. Peter and Paul, the two great apostles of the early Church. It is a wonderful occasion to reflect on the Mission of the Church and, indeed, of this Diocese. There is much hope for each every one of us in the lives of these two great saints. Despite their failings and weakness Jesus, seeing their faith and love calls St Peter to be the foundation on which the Church is built and St Paul, a one-time persecutor of the Church, comes to preach the Resurrection of Christ across the known world of his time.
In these two men, therefore, there is hope for us. Despite our own faults, failings and weaknesses, Jesus calls us to be his disciples, to be those who are his witnesses in our own age.