Up until Trinity Sunday two weeks ago, just about all of the Sundays and major days in the Church calendar were about events in and surrounding the life of Jesus (Christmas, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter, Ascension, etc.). Each of them had a story, and each of them was an episode in the larger story. Then in the middle of this larger narrative - with its sequence of events, leading to a disaster, then followed by a triumph; we had just started with the “and-here’s-what-happened-next” to the Apostles on Pentecost – Trinity Sunday showed up to stop the flow of the stories with basal exposition. The break in the action continued last Sunday with Corpus Christi, highlighting just what happened on Holy Thursday.
This Sunday marks the return to that narrative, to the “and-here’s-what-happened-next” to the Apostles after Pentecost. The readings kick off this return by focusing on the two most important Apostles, Peter and Paul. We'll look at Peter tomorrow.