Therefore I intend always to remind you of these qualities, though you know them and are established in the truth that you have. I think it right, as long as I am in this body, to stir you up by way of reminder, since I know that the putting off of my body will be soon, as our Lord Jesus Christ made clear to me. And I will make every effort so that after my departure you may be able at any time to recall these things.
Comment: This is a very short reading. Peter simply says ‘I’m going to die soon, as Jesus predicted, but I want to still be heard speaking from the grave!’ ‘You’ve got a good grip on the truth, but I want to see you established completely in what is the real stuff of life.’ ‘Sit up and listen!’ I guess the above is not a translation but my bringing it up to modern English for 2022!
Prayer: Help me to keep ‘pressing on the upward way’!