Thy Kingdom Come: An Excerpt from the Confession of St. Peter


“This confession is not his own. Peter is not so good a theologian as that. No one is. The clever theologians come up with Elijah. That is where cleverness is. In confession, there is no art, no poetry, no cleverness. The best guesses of men are always off because they somehow always come back to us.

“Peter’s confession is not revealed by flesh and blood, even his own flesh and blood, but by the Father in heaven. Peter’s confession, as confession always is, is a gift.”

-David H. Petersen, author of Thy Kingdom Come

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