“Peter was trying to get Jesus to turn away from the cross,” Traylor says. “Jesus knew what he had to do to have victory,” Counce adds. Yet Jesus changed Peter’s name from Simon to Petra, or the rock, and chose him to lead the Christian church. Peter wasn’t the first called among the 12 disciples.
Why did Jesus choose Peter to be the first head of the Catholic Church?
But Jesus chose Peter. The main reason could not be Peter’s character of his strength, but rather the strength of his faith. Deep down he knew himself to be weak and imperfect, hence he was convinced that his total security and strength could only come from a power greater than his own.
What did Peter do for Christianity?
Peter is remembered by Christians as a saint; the fisherman who became the right-hand man of Jesus himself, the leader of the early church and a father of the faith.
How did Jesus restore his relationship with Peter?
After they had eaten, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” he answered, “you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Take care of my lambs.” Peter had denied Jesus and didn’t get a chance to make amends before Jesus was killed.