Peter, a Rolling Rock

Peter, A Rolling Rock

In last week’s gospel, Jesus called peter “a rock” and he said: “on this rock I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it”. Today, peter states an impulsive response to the devastating news that Jesus – his lord, his friend, healer and teacher must go to Jerusalem to suffer, be killed and be raised. Now, the tables are turned: Jesus confronts peter and tells him: “go behind me, Satan” when peter reproaches him with fear and denial.

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