Peter … such a weird choice for Jesus to make, surely? Bold .. irrational .. brave .. unreliable .. headstrong … rash … and yet, God’s choice to be the foundation stone, the rock on which His Church would be built. Can we show the same trust in God, Who chooses us to be His modern- day apostles and disciples? God chose Peter, not because of his great people skills or preaching ability – he chose Peter to use him to do His work.
We’re God’s choice too – we might not think much of ourselves, or our ability, but God trusts us to lead others to Him, and if He can do that, so can we.
Statues and pictures of St. Peter always show him holding the crossed keys, symbols of the keys of the Kingdom. Many representations of the papal tiara, the crown which to Holy Father used to wear, also carry a similar symbolism
Tu es Petrus, et super hanc petram aedificabo Ecclesiam Meam.