Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Archbishop Gomez’s Homily from the Nairobi Consecrations

http://www.globalsouthanglican.org/index.php/comments/archbishop_gomezs_homily_from_the_nairobi_consecrations/ .

[Global South Anglican] 4 Sep 2007--In the Gospel according to John, Jesus addressed Peter as “Simon, Son of John” on two occasions. In chapter one, Andrew, Simon’s brother, introduced Peter to Jesus. On this occasion, Jesus draws attention to Simon Peter’s natural human condition and his future role in the divine dispensation. Andrew brought Peter to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, “So you are Simon, the Son of John? You shall be called Cephas (which means Peter). (John 1 :42). Simon, the son of John, is to become, by the grace of God, Peter the rock upon whom Jesus will build the church. Simon, Son of John, does not become Peter the rock by a process of natural development, not by a process of developing his natural potential but by a process of transformation by the power of God.

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