A friend’s trust is worth more than gold. This Sunday, we hear Jesus declare his trust for Peter the Apostle. So trustworthy is Peter that Jesus describes him as the rock, the foundation, on which to build His church. Imagine how Simon Peter felt: Honored? Humbled? Overwhelmed?
But Peter was not perfect. In other readings, Peter declares that God should spare Jesus of suffering. Jesus admonishes Peter for suggesting to know better than God. Peter also denies knowing Jesus three times when Jesus is arrested.
Peter was not perfect. We are not perfect. But Jesus loves us just the same.
I love the picture. Peter seems to be pondering every word that Jesus is saying and by the smile on Jesus' face He is loving it.
I do truly enjoy reading. And "A friend's trust is more than gold." How true these words are with meaning. I too love the picture of GOD with Peter.