“Can You Make Jesus Stumble?”
Matthew 16: 23: “But Jesus turned and said to Peter, ‘Get behind Me, satan! You are a stumbling block to Me.’” I don’t know what’s worse to be called: Satan, or a stumbling block to Jesus. Think about it, how hard it would be to make Jesus stumble! Also, remember what fate Jesus said awaited stumbling blocks. (Matthew 18: 7) But from this auspicious beginning (and it got even worse, i.e. Holy Week), Peter ended up pretty good. Can we see in this the power residing in the mercy and grace of God?