Repetition can feel tiresome and lazy, as sitcom watchers in the 90's may remember. But repetition in Scripture has power. And this familiar retelling of Peter's vision and visit with Cornelius certainly contains some added power.
As we hear Chris say the word 'circumcision' waaaaaaay too many times, we will see how the first inner-conflict of the Church was resolved when biases and bigotries were put aside so that God could move forward with His glorious plans.
Apologies in advance to former Oiler Sam Gagner, hot dog barbecuers, and fans of Full House.