WHY DID JESUS TELL PETER, GET BEHIND ME SATAN?

WHY DID JESUS TELL PETER, GET BEHIND ME SATAN?
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The life of Peter, Jesus’ friend and leading disciple, is a lesson for all who are discouraged. He struggled with the same despair but, through the faithfulness of our Lord, “he found acceptance and forgiveness”…

“Peter was a man of contradictions…impulsive and bold, yet “affectionate” and “loyal”. He responded eagerly to Jesus’ call…Matthew 4:18…He left his net, his boat, his fishing trade and his familiar surroundings. He was also the first of the disciples to recognize who Jesus was…Matthew 16:16…

…”However”, his strong and positive leadership qualities had a “down side”. He could be too assertive, and would sometimes have to be brought back into line. Like when Jesus was foretelling his suffering and death, and Peter began to rebuke him, saying: “Never, Lord…this shall never happen to you!” Peter was firmly put in his place by the Lord’s reply, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to…

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