And a servant-girl, seeing him as he sat in the firelight and looking intently at him, said, “This man was with Him too.” But he denied it, saying, “Woman, I do not know Him.”A little later, another saw him and said, “You are one of them too!” But Peter said, “Man, I am not!”After about an hour had passed, another man began to insist, saying, “Certainly this man also was with Him, for he is a Galilean too.”But Peter said, “Man, I do not know what you are talking about.” Immediately, while he was still speaking, a rooster crowed.The Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how He had told him, “Before a rooster crows today, you will deny Me three times.”And he went out and wept bitterly. Lk 22: 56-62
If I were to gaze into the mirror of my
reflection would I see?
Would I see
the smiling eyes of love gazing back at me?
Would I see a heart that radiates a burning love so
Would I see a hand of mercy
outstretched to hold onto?
O Lord, like Peter, I weep bitterly for the times I have denied you and denied to share your love with others. I ask you to purify my soul, that it may be a reflection of Your love. And, for all the many blessings you have bestowed upon me and my family, I give you thanks