I like Saint Peter

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    Maybe because he meesed up so much…someone I can relate to.

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    Andres Ortiz
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    I would bet that there are a lot of us that can relate to St. Peter <img src=” title=”Very Happy” />
    He was a great man but human nonetheless, and that gives hope for the rest of us—it’s not all about perfection.

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    Andres Ortiz
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    Well, what I like about St. Peter is that he did not have this radical conversion experience like St. Paul. I mean, those types of experiences are good, but not everyone has them – in fact I never had one. I have just had faith in Jesus while making mistakes along the way. I think the St. Peter way is a bit more of a realistic or common way people experience their faith.

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    Andres Ortiz
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    St. Peter’s experience is more realistic, but I also think there is a little bit of St. Paul-type conversion for most people. It is just that we have many very small conversions, such as temporary “blindness” where we are taken slightly aback in life and/or cannot see where we are going, and we have to put trust in God. These small conversions add up, some contribute more than others, but nonetheless, they have an effect. <img src=” title=”Smile” />

    If I think about it, I do find that there were/are “mini-conversions” in my life that did in fact influence my faith, but that I seem to forget or overlook . How about you? Do you think small faith experiences add up?

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    Andres Ortiz
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    [quote:1w8ipbcl]St. Peter’s experience is more realistic, but I also think there is a little bit of St. Paul-type conversion for most people. It is just that we have many very small conversions, such as temporary “blindness” where we are taken slightly aback in life and/or cannot see where we are going, and we have to put trust in God. These small conversions add up, some contribute more than others, but nonetheless, they have an effect. <img src=” title=”Smile” />

    If I think about it, I do find that there were/are “mini-conversions” in my life that did in fact influence my faith, but that I seem to forget or overlook . How about you? Do you think small faith experiences add up?[/quote:1w8ipbcl]

    I think that is a great way to look at things. <img src=” title=”Smile” />

    For me, the St. Peter way seems more realistic, but you are right – there are small conversion experiences in my life. Once in a while there are big ones, which is what St. Paul is known for, but I do have small ones along the way.

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