It’s easy to read this gospel and think it is about Peter’s lack of faith. But that is reading it completely backwards.
Why we secretly love doubt more than faith
So which do we go with: attempted murder or walking on water? We have two fascinating stories to wrestle with today. And both of them need room to stretch, I think.
The question, however, is always: What do we need to hear?
In the story of Jacob’s sons who first seek to murder their brother, then tamp it down to indirectly murder their brother, before finally deciding to sell him into slavery—this is a story often drenched with providence. In that one, we ask where God is in it.
Compared to that, the gospel story is less juicy, isn’t it? And somehow, strangely forgettable. It doesn’t feel as important. Which probably means we’re missing something. And more than that, we’re prone to completely misunderstand “the point.”
So let’s go for a walk on the water.
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