After opening our new series last week with a look at the recipients of 1 Peter, this week we will look at its author: Peter. With 6 simple words, the opening line of this letter reminds us of God's radical work of love and grace. Because, in many ways due to Peter's past failures, this is the letter that should never have been written. However, an elderly Peter serves as a trustworthy guide to encourage God's people through the suffering of life in the margins. It's a place he knows all too well firsthand. This week we will rewind the tapes to get a glimpse at the life of Peter and see how his journey can help anchor ours.