Our Church has been through, and will continue to go through, perils, dangers and storms. The reality of doubts and fears; the pain of failures and scandals; the scars of rejection and martyrdom; ongoing dissension and diatribe; insane selfishness and sin, all threaten the life and growth of our Church. The human face of the Church can either be a bright beacon to safe harbour, or sometimes become a barrier to growth in the spiritual life. On this Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, we encounter the frail side of humanity in these apostles. Peter denied Jesus and Paul persecuted the believers. Yet, when they allowed the grace of God to guide them, Peter professed Jesus to be the Christ (Mt. 16:16) and Paul promoted the faith. Their weakness, and ours, can be transformed by the loving mercy of our God and make us builders of His Church. Our Church will always survive. Lord Jesus, You gave us the gift of Your mystical body, the Church, as a gift and vehicle to salvation. Help us, like Peter and Paul, to surrender our weakness and, by Your Spirit, do all that we can to build Your Church and eternal Kingdom. Amen.