1 Peter: I think it is rather clear that the blustering and imposing Peter we know during Jesus’ life is a very different man from the humble man we encounter here. I think of the letter of James as a sort of handbook for the Christian (i.e., very practical) and that is what I get from these opening verses. Peter reminds us that we are all stones (petra, Cephas) which are joining together to form the Church.
Gospel: John 15:1-1
New Testament:1 Peter 2:1-10
Old Testament: Exodus 15:22 – 16:10