“Yes, give me this fisherman; once I have taken possession of him, it will be obvious that it is I who am at work in him”

Eclectic Orthodoxy

While he was on the mountain with Christ the Lord in company with the two other disciples James and John, the blessed apostle Peter heard a voice from heaven saying: “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Listen to him.” The apostle remembered this and made it known in his letter. “We heard a voice coming from heaven,” he said, “when we were with him on the holy mountain; and he added: so we have confirmation of what was prophesied. A voice came from heaven, and prophecy was confirmed.”

How great was Christ’s courtesy! This Peter who spoke these words was once a fisherman, and in our day a public speaker deserves high praise if he is able to converse with a fisherman! Addressing the first Christians the apostle Paul says:

Consider your own calling, brothers. Not many of you were wise by human standards, not many were…

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