This is a poetic retelling of the reinstatement of Peter. It relates Jesus' forgiveness to us today.


Extract from the poem:

When Jesus met Peter on that beach,
after Peter had denied knowing him three times,
Jesus didn’t:
    confront him and make him feel small;
    hold a grudge for years;
    ask him to grovel and plead in the sand;
    order him to work hard for his forgiveness.

When Peter met Jesus on that beach,
after he had denied knowing him three times,
Jesus asked him three times:
    ‘Do you love me?’
And then he gave him a new start, a fresh beginning.
‘Come, be my disciple,’ he said, ‘follow me.’

When we meet Jesus each morning,
after another day of ups and downs,
Jesus doesn’t:
    confront us and make us feel small;
    hold a grudge for years;
    ask us to grovel and plead in the sand;
    order us to work hard for our forgiveness...


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