Peter Was a Fisherman

Peter was a fisherman, and by all accounts, the senior member of the twelve disciples of Jesus. If anyone is familiar with the TV program, “The Most Dangerous Catch” on the Discovery Channel, one has a fair idea of commercial fishermen, their language, their lifestyle, their education, their risks, their feast and famine, and their superstitions. Each of the Gospel writers is clear that Peter was a “take charge kind of guy.” He was quick on the draw and just as quick to withdraw in the face of challenge—recall the temple tax, sinking in the water, and the girl in Pilate’s courtyard.

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