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The Gospel of John tell us that Peter was one of the first disciples called by Jesus (John 1:35-45).
His actual name was Simon son of John but Jesus changed it to Cephas (which means ‘rock’ in Aramaic) or
Peter (which is from the Greek ‘petros’). He is also mentioned first on the commissioning and instructions
for the short term mission (Matt 10:2) and he was also part of the inner circle of Jesus’ disciples (Matt 17:1).
Throughout the gospels it is possible to follow Peter’s spiritual journey and to observe his weaknesses,
difficulties, suffering and restoration. Peter was a disciple with an impulsive character since he was
determined to assert his own opinions even with force. Although of such a character, he was honest and
expressed sincere repentance because Jesus was leading his spiritual journey.
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