When Jesus queried Peter and others "Will ye also go away?" Peter said: "To whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life." (St. John 6:67-68.) It is this kind of uncommon, spiritual common sense that permitted him to be a great follower, and therefore, a great leader. By being candid and open, Peter maximized his chances to learn by creating a climate in which he was asking, in effect, to be told if he were wrong. And, being told by one whose authority he could respect, he learned.