Acts 12:1-11
Psalms 34:2-9
2 Timothy 4:6-8, 17-18
Matthew 16:13-19

A "Solemnity" is a very special celebration.  Only certain feasts have this "rank."  And each Solemnity has a special liturgy just for the vigil (to be celebrated the evening before, to prepare for celebrating on the actual day. So, I said to myself, "there must be something special for me to chew and be nourished by here."  And, I read all the readings and asked myself, "what about Peter and Paul inspires me?"

After some chewing, five things come to mind:  the profound differences in their personalities and social status; the way they were chosen; the humility that characterized their religious experience and service; how completely Jesus became the fire in their hearts; and how profoundly similar their deaths were. 

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