God’s Obnoxious Friends

Sunday, 01 Mar 2020

Peter didn’t just heave himself out of the boat on his own initiative; he did so because Jesus told him to step out.
Every one of us, I’m sure, has a friend we wish we didn’t have. You know the sort: the obnoxious friend, the really colossal copper-plated bore, the one-subject expert, the incessant autobiographer, the crackpot inventor. The variations on this sort of friend are endless, but our response is always the same. Patiently, with gritted teeth, we jolly them along, try to exhibit signs that it’s late and it’s time for them to go, and privately hope the moon goes through a few phases before they’re seen again. But we don’t drop ...

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