God is a protector... our protector. He is the very one keeping us out of harm's way. God is our shield. Because he is our father he wants to keep us safe, so nothing we will face in life will ever be enough to break God.
We constantly go to our Lord asking for healing and guidance, and then right after start acting like God isn't able to rescue us from our affliction.Our minds and mouths are saying "Lord, I believe you can redeem my situation," but our hearts and actions are asking "God, if you can help, will you?"
God is our strength, not our leaders. The purpose of our leaders is to provide guidance and to tell us when we are going down the path where the presence of God is not necessarily there. Our leaders weren't placed in their positions to be the spiritual crutch of every individual in the church. When that becomes a reality we are placing impossible expectations on them that only God can meet.
When those in our community are sinning, what is our response? Some of us condemn them. Some of us shun them. Some of us are in agony over them, while some of us really don't care. We should take our example from Moses and Aaron's reactions when prominent religious leaders and members chose to rally against the authority of God when he placed Aaron an his descendants as Israels priesthood (Exodus 28:1).
Jesus was bringing Peter back to the moment where he denied to even be associated with the man he just jumped out of a boat for. All three times Peter denied Jesus, he was standing by a charcoal fire watching as Jesus was being taken away and mocked. So this time Jesus took Peter to a charcoal fire to redeem him.