There is a charm and intensity about Simon Peter's character which have in all ages made his Life and Letters peculiarly attractive to his brethren in Christ. Doubtless it is because he is in so many ways like ourselves, that we have felt so drawn to him. Although an apostle, he 'was a man subject to like passions as we are,' and by his mistakes we have learned much, while we may well imitate his fervour.
Gaat staan aan de wegen, en ziet en vraagt naar de oude paden, waar toch de goede weg is, opdat gij die gaat en rust vindt voor uw ziel (Jer. 6:16).