After they had partaken of their meal and were 

engaged   in discussing plans for the forthcoming tour of the

Decapolis, Jesus suddenly looked up into their faces and said:

 "Now that a full day has passed since you assented to Simon

 Peter's declaration regarding the identity of the Son of Man, I

would ask if you still hold to your decision?" On hearing

this, the twelve stood upon their feet, and Simon

Peter, stepping a few paces forward

toward Jesus, said: