And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My Church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. – Matthew 16:18
Why Peter?! Of all His followers, why would Jesus choose impulsive, imperfect, sometimes irrational Peter as the foundation of His Church? Perhaps it was because in Peter, Jesus saw us. Generations of people who would also share those same character flaws, but who also like Peter, possess a great capacity for love, passion and the compassion needed to carry His message.
The Church must model the need for, and ability to accept, repentance and forgiveness, and to doggedly stand on faith for a better future. With the imagery of Abraham Lincoln, we must call on the better angels of our nature to move us forward together in seeking Gods will for the world.
Being part of His Church is truly the last, best hope for safety, peace and prosperity in the battle for our souls.