The Fisherman reveals Jesus’s skillful chiseling and brushstrokes in transforming St. Peter from a small-town fisherman to a leader on the world stage.
The Apostle Peter voices his real time experiences, thoughts, and emotions as Jesus crafts his masterpiece.
Jesus’s little gem was not a rock that he brought down from the mountaintop. His gem was found in his intentional training. Following Jesus as an apostle was not about knowing or doing but being. It did not require me to have figured it all out. It wasn’t about my abilities but his. And it was not me that was going to transform my being; it was the teacher.
The transformation of Peter’s life as documented in the Gospels: Mathew, Mark, Luke and John as well as the Book of Acts serves as the backdrop of this tale, revealing the real-life training of a leader by Jesus.
Peter’s remarkable evolution changed history and provides a case study for those who wish to pursue their own transformational journey.