Friday, February 13, 2009

Cock-a-doodle-doo!

Of all Jesus' disciples I have always disliked Peter. He was such a bigmouth, and when it came down to it he was always the first to be scared or chicken out.

Take for example the 'storm incident', when he started to walk on water and then got scared. Or when he kept falling alseep on Jesus in his hour of need in the garden of Gethsemane. But his biggest foul must have been his betrayal of Jesus, flat out denying he was one of his disciples. (Matthew 26:71-75)

Every time I heard this story I hoped Peter would keep his promise and nót betray Jesus, but every time he did. And when the rooster crowed three times I shook my head at such an unpleasant person.

So it is with great reluctance that I admit: I may be more like Peter than I'ld like. Sometimes when I get together with my girlfriends and we bash our husbands, I can almost hear the rooster's lonely cry. Or last Monday, when we had a parent teacher meeting and my husband said something all the other parents thought was stupid. Didn't I lean away from him just a little bit? Cock-a-doodle-doo.

So when I think of Peter now, I think of him as someone who had a lot to learn. And so do I.

And really, there's nothing wrong with that!

4 comments:

Tammy said...

I think we are always constantly learning and growing. It's what makes us human and what will make us a better person.

Have a great weekend! :o)

Ryan@Cool Dad Central said...

Go easy on us guys. I'm sure my wife thinks I'm slow when it comes to taking care of the kids, but I can't help it if you ladies are naturals at it. I need more of a trial-and-error approach.

Angela said...

I am a ot like Peter myself...great post!!

Sara Bonds said...

I think most people are a lot like Peter in this way, sadly. We learn and we grow, though.

I found this blog through EntreCard, but I actually follow your Running Mom blog. I saw your picture and was like, "I follow her blog already." Then I realized it was a different blog. :o)

 

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