epic fail

This week I was teaching a favorite and very familiar passage, the restoration of the apostle Peter in John 21 where the resurrected Jesus asks Peter three times if Peter loves Him.  Three times, just like Peter’s three denials in Caiaphas’ courtyard while Jesus was being tried and beaten.  Three times, as if Jesus is pushing Peter’s face into his failure and the shame of it. Peter had a pretty bad night that Thursday night before Jesus’ death.  First, he initially rejected Jesus’ offer to wash his feet.  Then he… Continue reading epic fail