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  • He calls Simon Peter with respect had to the work he was to play in building the church of the Gentiles upon a rock.

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • In John's Gospel, again, we find the two forms 'Simon Peter' and the simple 'Peter' used throughout with almost equal frequency, while 'Simon' is only employed at the very beginning, and in the heart-piercing triple question at the end, 'Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou Me?'

    Expositions of Holy Scripture St. Mark

  • When Jesus first encountered John the Baptizer at the Jordan River, the gospel of John informs us, four individuals who end up being part of Jesus’ inner Council of Twelve—namely Simon Peter, his brother Andrew, Philip, and Nathanael—were already disciples of John the Baptizer John 1:35–49.

    The Jesus Dynasty

  • Jesus washed his feet, and Simon Peter said to him, “Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head.”

    Beginner’s Grace

  • No wonder Simon Peter is taken aback when his Lord and his God starts stripping off his clothes.

    Beginner’s Grace

  • So he washes him, and Simon Peter, now lost in love, says to him, “Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head.”

    Beginner’s Grace

  • Simon Peter begins with resistance and ends in ecstasy: not just my feet, Lord, but also my hands and my head.

    Beginner’s Grace

  • He came to Simon Peter, who said to him “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?”

    Beginner’s Grace

  • After three years of schlepping around with Jesus, Simon Peter thought he knew what the relationship with God was all about.

    Beginner’s Grace

  • I find this, along with some recent reading on non-orthodox views of Simon Peter, quite stimulating.

    Jesus the Mystic in the Gospel of John


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