In especially dramatic scenes in the Gospels,
Peter is often the central figure
At once (Jesus) spoke to them, "Take courage, it is I;
do not be afraid."
said to him in reply, "Lord, if it
is you, command me to come to you on the water."
Getting into one of the boats, the one belonging to
, he (Jesus) asked him to put out a short distance
from the shore. ... He said to Simon, "Put out into deep
water and lower your nets for a catch." Simon said in
reply, "Master, we have worked hard all night and have
caught nothing, but at your command I will lower the
nets." When they had done this, they caught a great
number of fish and their nets were tearing. ... When
Simon Peter saw this, he fell at the knees of Jesus
and said, "Depart from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man."