Saints Peter and Paul

Matthew 16:13-19

Both Peter and Paul became powerful witnesses of Jesus in spite of their short comings and failings, both men bore witness to Jesus Christ and today we honor them as St. Peter and St. Paul. In both instances, Jesus saw a side of them that neither one recognized.  Jesus saw in Peter the potential to be the foundation upon which He would build his Church and recognized in Paul the greatest missionary this Church has ever seen. Now why would Jesus stop recognizing the potential within every one of us?  Are we listening to his voice which invites us to a deeper relationship with him?