Epiphany 1 - “Baptism of the Lord” - Year A
G*D shows no partiality - except, of course, to us.
G*D ”allowed” Jesus (that rambunctious child in need of learning propriety regarding spreading grace willy-nilly) to appear to us, to the chosen. And Jesus (having apparently learned his religious etiquette) is set to judge lack of grace.
Forgiveness is no longer individually received through ritual or communally received on an annual basis. Now it is a Jesus commodity, part of his conglomerate, his corporation.
Peter had a wonderfully expansive insight and then backed off extending it past those he had personally encountered.