Then they seized him and led him away, bringing him into the high priest’s house.
But Peter was following at a distance. When they had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard
and sat down together, Peter sat among them. Then a servant-girl,
seeing him in the firelight, stared at him and said, “This man also was with him.”
But he denied it, saying, “Woman, I do not know him.” A little later someone else,
on seeing him, said, “You also are one of them.” But Peter said, “Man, I am not!”
Then about an hour later still another kept insisting, “Surely this man also was with him;
for he is a Galilean.” But Peter said, “Man, I do not know what you are talking about!”
At that moment, while he was still speaking, the cock crowed.
The Lord turned and looked at Peter. Then Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said to him,
“Before the cock crows today, you will deny me three times.” And he went out and wept bitterly.
Dzisiejsze Słowo pochodzi z Księgi Rodzaju (Rdz 32, 25 - 29)
Today’s Reading comes from the Gospel according to St. Luke (Luke 22:54-62)
Situations related to sin cause pain and sadness in us.
We often feel aversion to others, to God and to us ourselves.
Our hearts – trying to cope with this aversion – often become harder and harder.
You recall for yourself those moments when you tried to drown this reluctance?
“Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.”
Jesus comes closer to a person touched by sin.
He does not throw anyone away, even if He Himself is completely thrown away.
Even if things are bad for you, do you try to come closer to Jesus, or do you run away from Him instead?
What takes life away from you?
What opinions and actions take you away from God?
Tell him in your own words about these situations.