This Easter, in addition to celebrating the Resurrection, we should also remember the Apostle Peter. This disciple, considered the spokesperson for Jesus' disciples, loved Jesus deeply. It was Peter who correctly declared that Jesus was "... the Christ, the son of the living God." When the guards of the Sanhedrin came to arrest Jesus, Peter slashed off the ear of the high priest's servant trying to protect Jesus. When the crowd took Jesus away for trial, Peter followed at a distance and bravely stood near the trial to hear what might happen to his friend. He stubbornly protested Jesus’ death.
Yet, Peter also disowned Jesus:
|The Denial of Saint Peter, by Caravaggio|
This post was originally published on the Create in Christ team blog February 22, 2013
Are we like Peter or do we let the sins of our pasts block us from fulfilling our calling?
Lord, help us to forgive ourselves as you forgive us. Amen.