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Atlantis: the domain of the Stingray
1Jul
2008
Tue
14:54
author: Stingray
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Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles

Matthew 16:13-19

In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

If we were to review all the accounts of St. Peter from Scripture, we could make this generalization: sometimes he is so rock solid, but sometimes he is soft and wavering.

Sometimes, Peter is solid as a rock. And well he should be given that his name "Peter" means "rock." First of all, we have the account from our Gospel lesson this morning. Jesus asks the disciples who people say He is. The words on the street are that he's John the Baptist or Elijah or Jeremiah or some other prophet returned. Not one of them is correct, but that's what people believe. So, he turns to the disciples and asks them, "But who do you say that I am?" "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God," Peter confessed. He is correct, and here's why: flesh and blood has not revealed this to him, but the Father who is in heaven.