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The sheep will also scatter.”
Yet Peter vowed: “Though all desert you, I
Will never flee, no matter
If I die.”
Three times they later pricked him with the goad
“You too were of his clan!”
Three times the hidden face of weakness showed:
“I do not know the man!”--
A cock then crowed.
Three times the Risen asked his crumbled Rock:
“But do you love me too?”
Three times the one with keys to Heaven's lock
Said: “Lord, you know I do!”
“Then feed my flock!”
How often we've denied you, Lord, as well--
A thousand times at least!
But may we rise like Peter, when he fell,
To find a love increased
That none can quell!
[ Carry Each Other's Burdens | Rejoice in Hope | Rejoice With Those Who Rejoice | Owe No Debt To Anyone | Accept Each Other | If One Member Suffers | Earthen Vessels | Forgive As The Lord Has Forgiven You | Be An Example To Believers | Keep Yourself Pure ]
This poem is © Copyright 2002 by Stephen Wentworth Arndt, Ph.D.