This morning as I was driving my grandson to school I had my music set on scramble so I wouldn’t know what was coming up next. The song that came up sounded ominous so I glanced at the screen to see what was playing, it was from the soundtrack “The Passion Of Christ” the song was “Peter denies Christ”. I listened for a moment the said to my grandson, “That is a sad song about a terrible event isn’t it?” He gave me a sleepy nod of agreement so I continued, “We think that Peter did a terrible thing when he denied Jesus, TO THIS FACE!” Another small nod, then I told him something that finally got his attention, “Why is it we think that Peter’s denial of Jesus to His face was so bad when we do it every day? People act as if because they can’t see God, He isn’t there to see them and what they do, so they break the commandments and the law of love which says to ‘Love your neighbor as good as you do yourself’. How many people do you know that love everyone as much as they do themselves? “
As I drove on a few more minutes nearing his school, I said as much to myself as to him, “I may write about that on my blog today.” As he exited the car he leaned back in and said, “That’s a good idea Mammy, I love you.”
I think that was a ride to remember as Peter’s Lament became my own theme for the day.