Interview with Peter, Part I
Greetings, everyone. We are here with the world-renowned disciple Peter to play catch up on all that has been going on here in and around town. As far as biblical characters go, he is a pretty big deal. It’s been a while since the death and resurrection of Jesus, and he has been out of the limelight. The seminary blogs are ablaze with rumors. We have been dying to know what has been going on.
But most importantly, who is Peter? What makes him tick? How was it hanging out with Jesus during those important years? In this exclusive interview, we delve into the man, the myth, the legend.
So, Peter, tell me it’s been a few years since Jesus went back to heaven, and this is your first public interview. The people want to know, what have you been up to?
Well, Prescott, it was difficult at first after we thought we lost Jesus forever. I know, he told us many times that he was going to be raised, and we even saw him raise a few people from the dead (Shout out to my guy Lazarus), but I wasn’t really paying attention. I’m one of those guys that when I ask God for a sign, and he gives me that sign, I then need another sign to validate the first sign.
It makes sense if you don’t think about it too much. But I have been laying low. I was a hothead in the beginning, and I learned a lot under my man JC. That’s what we disciples called him in private. In public, it was Yahweh, teacher, or Mr. Christ. He changed my life. I am just out here trying to spread the Gospel and do the right thing, you know.
I can understand that. We all know how vulgar and hot-tempered fishermen can be. How did that job translate into being a disciple, and why didn’t you go back?
Yeah, I was a bit wild before JC got a hold of me. I was young when he found me. It was weird. All this being “fishers of men” talk. I thought he was on Molly at first and wanted to ask him where I could get some. But you could see in his eyes and feel his presence.
This man was about that life. He was just different. I went with my gut and decided to follow him. It was easy for me because I am outspoken and like talking to people. I had his back the whole time. I was loyal. Ask that guy who I went all Evander Holyfield on his ear. He wasn’t ready for me. I am fearless. I got this.
I do recall a moment on a boat where you were not fearless, or when you said you didn’t know him, or do you not remember?
I see how it is. You are one of those interviewers. Bringing up old stuff. I was scared then, but I learned being afraid doesn’t make you less of a man. I learned to do everything afraid. I mean, have you ever seen a man walk on water in a storm? I did it for a few steps. I was scared the whole time.
I’m a fisherman. I was made to be on the water. But I wouldn’t go back to that lifestyle, I believe I was put here to do something extraordinary, and I will do that until the wheels fall off. It’s an honor and privilege to continue this great work. I can’t see myself doing anything else.
Which one of the disciples did you get along the best with, and what kept you a tight group?
Of course, I was tightest with JC. He just got me. That’s my dude till the day I die. But I would have to say Luke primarily because, in his book, he captured my essence. I’m a complicated guy with many layers. Yeah, they think I am uneducated because I was a fisherman, but that is the beauty of being a Christian. Jesus took any and everyone and loved them equally. Bartholomew was the best cook. The man could smoke some ribs. There was James and then Just James.
Everyone knows James, son of Zebedee, he was the cool one, but no one really paid attention to James, Son of Alpheus, so we called him “Just James” he had to be my favorite. Strong character and a fiery man just like myself. I mean, they sawed the man into pieces. He went out like a soldier. I almost went John Wick on the ones who did it, but I’m a Christian now, so I just had to pray for them and stuff. I really miss him.
Well, thanks for reading Part I of our interview with Peter, the disciple of Jesus. It’s nice to get to know the real you and how you acted behind the scenes and your interactions with your brothers. Stay tuned for Part II.
Prescott Williamson is a Bible-believing Christian. He is a husband, a father, and someone who believes that there is a little humor to be found in whatever situation God sends your way. He was born in the small islands of the Bahamas but now lives in the Suburbs of Fort Worth Texas, which is basically the same thing. He enjoys TV, reading, blogging and serving in his church (especially on the days they serve donuts). You can see what I have been thinking about lately on my blog www.prescottascoolbreeze.com.