Share: A moment from today when you felt close to God, and a moment when you felt far from God.
Read: John 18.15-18
Simon Peter and another disciple followed Jesus. Since that disciple was known to the high priest, he went with Jesus into the courtyard of the high priest, but Peter was standing outside at the gate. So the other disciple, who was known to the high priest, went out, spoke to the woman who guarded the gate, and brought Peter in. The woman said to Peter, ‘You are not also one of this man’s disciples, are you?’ He said, ‘I am not.’ Now the slaves and the police had made a charcoal fire because it was cold, and they were standing round it and warming themselves. Peter also was standing with them and warming himself.
Look: at Caravaggio’s painting of the denial of Peter (housed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, http://www.metmuseum.org/collections/search-the-collections/437986) :
What do you notice? What catches your eye or imagination? How does this painting help illustrate the story for you?
Pray: God, so often I stand at the door looking in…or I come in and think that’s enough. Help me to not only be where you are, but to speak as you speak and to do as you do. Make me truly your disciple. Amen.