Reading: Acts 10; 34 – 43 (GNB}
We’ve been learning a lot about the Apostle Peter over the last few weeks; what a brash and brutish man he was, How he often spoke without thinking, how he became the leader of the disciples with his charismatic manner and bravery of speech, How bold he was standing up to those in authority when proclaiming the Good News. What would his childhood have been like?
A good Jewish boy, kind to his mother, obeyed his father, prayed to God and followed every command. Did not mix with those not of his religion or culture. Went to work with his father (and brother) as a fisherman and married a nice Jewish girl. Then his chap Jesus comes along, says “Follow Me” and he does! He breaks the rules. Continue reading