Listen to him!

Friday, 01 May 2009

Jesus' later Galilean ministry (especially as recounted in Mark 8 and 9) is a bit of a rollercoaster for his inner circle of disciples: Peter, James, and John. Peter, especially, can't seem to find any solid footing. First, of course, he is given the biggest "attaboy" in history after his divinely revealed confession of faith in Jesus' Messiahship. But in nearly the same breath, he is rebuked by the Master after he sought to realign Jesus' thinking to conventional wisdom about the victorious messianic life that Peter expected and Jesus kept rejecting. After rebuking him, Jesus teaches Peter, ...

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