All of us have expectations – expectations about what the next hour, day, week, year, and even the rest of our lives will be like.  But sometimes those expectations are shattered – in an instant even – by words we hear from others.  Good, bad, or a mix of both – words can be life-changing and can shatter our expectations.  The hard part is – sometimes to be faithful to who we are called to be, it is God who does the shattering.  How should we respond then?  In this sermon, I wrestle with that question and draw on two passages involving Peter to help us see how it is we are called to respond.