April 17, 2019. Wednesday of Holy Week.
This Lenten reflection was actually Tuesday’s but we read it today.
Most are familiar with Saint Peter’s three times denial of knowing Jesus, when latter was apprehended by the Sanhedrin. Three different persons pointed out that Peter was one of Jesus’ followers and disciples, and on all three occasions, Peter denied it. On the third denial, the cock crowed and Jesus turned and looked at Peter.
How often do I choose to follow at a distance? How often do I choose to follow when it’s convenient and there’s no personal risk or hardship?
Yet, when Jesus turned and looked at Peter, it wasn’t with accusatory eyes, but with love and forgiveness. Jesus closed the distance.
How great and unfathomable is the love and mercy of our Lord.