One of my big problems is being the smartest person in the room. Not literally being the smartest person in the room. But, without really thinking about it, acting like I’m the smartest person in the room.
I’m not showing off or trying to make anyone look bad. I’m just very busy figuring out how I’m going to handle things. I have the best intentions, but it never occurs to me that someone else might have a better idea.
Much less God.
In Sunday’s Gospel (Mark), Jesus is telling Peter and the others some pretty scary stuff about His impending crucifixion. Peter loves Jesus. Which is why Peter pulls Jesus aside when Jesus starts off on all the suffering and death stuff.
Peter has the best intentions. But it never occurs to Peter that God might have a better idea. So when Jesus calls Peter out for not thinking as God does, Peter needs to take it to heart. And I do too.
More on this tomorrow. Readings for Sunday