Good Friday

John 18: 1-19, 42

Three times Peter denied his Master, swearing he had nothing to do with him. But the Holy Spirit, Father of the poor, made use of this terrible fall to touch the Apostle’s heart again, very deeply. Peter met Jesus’ eyes and understood the full horror of his betrayal. But at the same time, he saw that he was not being condemned but loved more tenderly than ever. For him there was still the hope of being lifted up again, the hope of salvation. And Peter broke down in tears, in which his heart was purified there and then.  (Brennan Manning)