Second Sunday in Lent – Mark 8:27-38

Grace, peace and mercy to you from our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.   

St Peter remains my favourite apostle. Not because he was especially holy, in fact he often seemed to be very fallible. No, Peter has always appealed to me because he seems to have such a ‘ready for action’ attitude. Unfortunately Peter also seemed to be very quick to get himself in too deep which meant time and again he needed rescue from himself. 

In today’s gospel reading Peter once more swings quickly from being the hero to only a few verses later being the villain who is doing the work of Satan. Peter is my favourite apostle because through his great weakness we see and come to know Jesus’ greater forgiveness.

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