Interview with Peter, Part II
You can read Part I here.
Ok, so we are back with one of the disciples of Jesus. Peter as he is affectionately known. Peter, glad to have you back. Let’s get right to it with some more questions so the people can get to know you better.
With today’s cancel culture rampant, how did Jesus not ghost you after you denied him three times, and what were you thinking at the time?
That was a low time in my life. I was scared, like I said before. Cops were everywhere, babies were crying, and I lost my head for a minute. I didn’t know if they were going to kill me, and it goes viral or what. Things were crazy. I messed up, but that is the great thing about my man JC. I repented, and he never held it against me. Jesus doesn’t believe in cancel culture.
Forgiveness is real. He is the real deal. I miss that guy so much. I wasn’t worthy of following him on Instagram or any of those social media sites, and he still friended me. He didn’t even unfriend me when I denied him. Tell me someone who would do that.
If you got to choose a song that would play every time you entered a room, what song would you pick and why?
No question it would be “I feel good” James Brown. I get to go around spreading the gospel and healing people. We get a fish and bread buffet whenever we want. I am living the life. I met my wife while we were on the road. Except for the whole Jesus dying part, I am loving life. “Whatta Man” by Salt-N-Pepa would probably be a close second.
If you could choose a superpower which one would you want?
When I first met Jesus, he asked me what my superpower was. I told him hindsight. He said that’s not going to help us. I see that now. But I would probably choose time travel. It was hectic living in 30 A.D. I heard in 2021 they have significant healthcare advances, and with a few taps, a gourmet meal will show up at your door in 30 minutes or less. cars drive themselves. I mean, c’mon, who wouldn’t want to live in a time like that.
Let’s switch up and talk about the ministry. What do you want people to know about what Jesus taught you? What is the endgame?
Hypocrisy is rampant. People use Jesus’ teachings to get what they want and don’t have the heart of a servant. How can you say you love him, who you can’t see but hate your brother who is struggling in the neighborhood next to you?
They use weak excuses not to help someone like, “pull yourself up by your bootstraps” or “we can’t help them; they will become dependent.” Jesus never turned anyone away. He never judged. He loved unconditionally. Christians using his name to spread fear, division, mistrust is not what we are about. Life is pretty easy. People make it hard.
If there was one thing you could change about how people see Christianity, what would that be?
Forget all the rules and regulations. It’s about a relationship with Jesus. I was his ride or died for three years, and our relationship was rocky and hectic, but we made it through. One day I am going to heaven, and he is going to welcome me with open arms. Not because I gave 10% to the church. Not because I defended some abortion law on Facebook. Not because I flew my country’s flag in my front yard. It’s because I believed in him with all my heart.
It will be because when my brother was hungry, sick, sad, or beaten down, I was there to give him something to eat, a hug, or a kind word. Priorities matter. We need to keep first things first. Jesus isn’t the main thing. He is the only thing. All the other stuff is just window dressing. Keep that in mind, and everything else will fall into place.
One more important question. Boxers or briefs?
When I was still a fisherman, it was straight commando. Who had time to do laundry? But now that I am a public figure, I go with the boxers. They are airy, comfortable, and I cannot stress this enough, no riding up.
Well, there you have it, folks, straight from Peter himself. I want to thank him for being so candid and open and letting us into his time and relationship with Jesus. I hope you enjoyed yourself, and tune in for our next riveting interview with one of your favorite biblical characters.
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.