The September 16th Gospel story in Mark 8 was used by Rev. Dr. Elizabeth to share thoughts on the fear that Peter expressed when Jesus told his disciples about the passion he faced. Peter’s lack of understanding led Jesus to rebuke him saying: “Get thee behind me Satan”.
“Fear cuts off our inner strength,” she said. “’Be not afraid’ is mentioned 300 times in Mark. God leads us through our fear and guides us on the way to new life. We must accept fear and danger and set our minds on the divine. We have to know that with Christ all will be well.”
Submitted by Patrick Gossage