Mark 8:31-38 – The Crucified Messiah The same Peter, who had just hit the nail right on the head by confessing his faith in Jesus as the Messiah, in the very next breath, tries to stop Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem. He takes hold of Jesus and begins to rebuke him. He is, however, firmly put in his place. He must take the place of a disciple: behind Jesus, following him on his way towards Jerusalem and the Cross. All disciples…