Peter, Peter. He never gets it. He asks the stupid questions, makes mistake followed by mistake. Like in today's Gospel when he says to Jesus : "We have given up everything and followed you." So what about us??
You can just imagine Jesus sighing, and helping his friend get it once again. It's not about what Peter and his friends gave up. It's about the who, and the who is Jesus and those Jesus loves: people who are poor,marginalized, oppressed, forgotten or ignored.
We are not the center of the universe. Jesus came to shift the established order. Things will never be the same. "But many that are first will be last, and the last will be first," Jesus tells his friends and us.
Good to remember. Good to know that Peter kept at it, trying to get and live what Jesus was talking about. And so today, we go about the work of Jesus and give preference to the little ones. Or at least I hope and pray we do.
In these Pentecost days, join me in prayer. For Church leaders. For religious communities and our Sisters in leadership. For all those who follow Jesus today. That we may be open to the call of the Spirit and be Gospel people for the world today. May we be grounded in our center, Jesus, and go out to love and serve our good and gracious God. Amen.