Humility: Let us remember we, too, are only people | Faith - 08-18


But Peter lifted him up, saying, “stand up; I too am a man.”. In the 16th chapter of his gospel, Matthew, the tax collector, records an extraordinary scene. There, following Simon Peter’s confession that Jesus is the Christ, Peter is given a task like no man has ever known nor will ever know. He would be the chosen instrument of God to usher in the new covenant — first to the Jews, then to the Samaritans, and lastly to the Gentiles. (Matthew 16:19; Acts 1:8)