Peter’s vision on the roof challenged his faith to the core. He thought he had been doing the right thing, keeping kosher food laws and not eating what he believed to be ritually unclean; but God told him differently. This continued to be a struggle for Peter. He knew that God called all people and offered them new life, and yet it was difficult for him to let go of what he had been taught from the beginning.
How easily are you able to give up things you believed since childhood because your faith experience tells you otherwise?
God who loves Creation in all its rainbow diversity,
speak to us who narrow, define,
pigeon-hole, and exclude
those who are not like us.
May we view the world as you see it
in all its strange beauty and wonderful diversity.