Text of the Week August 19

Our Unlikely Hero for this Sunday is Peter. Do you think of Peter as an unlikely hero -- or has he always been a hero in your eyes? Peter is a good person to stand as a contrast to Jesus -- he is so gloriously human! Peter doubts, falters, makes mistakes, and runs away in fear -- all things we understand all too well.

So what makes Peter a hero? Or -- when does he look heroic? It certainly isn't when he denies knowing Jesus in the courtyard of the High Priest. We read that text every Holy Week and agonize over Peter's failure every time.

But there is a special moment -- when Peter stands tall. That's what we are talking about this week! Peter the hero! Photo by madeleine ragsdale on Unsplash