The Soaring Eagle

2015.03.27“The Lord turned and looked straight at Peter. Then Peter remembered the word the Lord had spoken to him: “Before the rooster crows today, you will disown me three times.” And he went outside and wept bitterly. The men who were guarding Jesus began mocking and beating him.”

(Luke 22:61-63)

Many years ago a friend of mine was the Rector of a church in an area that was caught up in the national violence and political unrest. There was a great stand-off between the young people of the area and the police. For a considerable time it seemed that the people would charge the police lines, resulting in bloodshed and the possibility of civil war. He was trapped with his family within his house and not allowed outside. I asked him afterwards what would have made a difference to them. His reply was that, although he knew that the…

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