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The apostle named Homer Simpson. - philly2themax
April 10th, 2005
10:00 pm


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The apostle named Homer Simpson.
My favorite apostle has to be Peter. Peter is, without a doubt, the Homer Simpson of apostles. He is constantly screwing up and you can just imagine him saying, "D'oh!" every time. The day after Christ was crucified, He decides to go fishing. This makes me laugh because Peter is a horrible fisherman. Everytime in the bible when he goes fishing, he never catches anything. This time is no different. Him and a few other disciples spend that day and the next night fishing and catch NOTHING! Then, on Easter morning, some guy comes and walks up to the shore and says, "Hey, try throwing your net out over the other side of the boat. Miraculously, they catch 153 fish, nearly destroying the net. Peter, being one of the only apostles to recognize Jesus, puts all of his clothes on and actually jumps into the water and swims to shore. Then him and Christ ate breakfast together.

Peter, even though he wasn't the brightest crayon in the box, was still trusting enough to jump out into the water for Christ. Peter wasn't chosen to be the first pope because he was the most intelligent or the wisest or anything like that. He was chosen because he was willing. He trusted in Jesus' choice and accepted it knowing that he would literally be giving up his own life.

So if you're telling yourself, I can't do this because I'm not good enough or I'm not smart enough or I don't have enough money, relax. God does not call the equiped, he equips the called. If you put your trust in Christ, you will have everything you need. He will give it to.

"Open the eyes of my heart Lord, open the eyes of my heart. I wanna see You high and lifted up. Shining in the light of Your glory. Pour out your power and love as we sing holy, holy, holy."-Supertones.

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Date:April 10th, 2005 10:54 pm (UTC)
that sounds like it would make a really good lesson to teach to others or a homily.
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