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Tuesday 3rd April, 2012
Tuesday in Holy Week. Isaiah 49:1-6. I will sing of your salvation—Ps 70(71):1-6, 15, 17. John 13:21-33, 36-38.

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‘Lord, I will lay down my life for you!’

Peter must have been worried by your prediction that he would deny you, Lord, yet I find your words strangely comforting. Just at the time when you most wanted and needed his loyalty and friendship, and he was promising you everything, you told him that he wouldn’t keep his promise. Not in a nasty way, of course. You said it because you knew what he was like even better than he did.

I’m like Peter, Lord. Whenever I look carefully at myself and my relationship with you, I end up making promises about how different I’ll be and what great things I’ll do—just like Peter. You know that, left to myself, and try as I might, I won’t be able to keep those promises. You could tell me about the next time I’m going to betray you, but still you love me.



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