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Is It A Lie?

Once bitten, twice shy. A leopard can't change its spots. Don't trust someone who let you down in the past. What kind of a leader would forgive and then handover his leadership to a man who had shown himself to be an impulsive coward, one who ran at the scent of trouble. Could it be the sort of leader who offers a new beginning to his followers today?
some words...
is it a lie? is it a crime?
would you deny? why would you try?

their lives are a history, woven together
they walk through the sands of time, they walk through the ages
their lives are a friendship, the fisher, the healer
three years of devotion, three years of believing

how can you say what you would do?
how can you know, it wasn’t you?

their lives are a supper, the bread has been broken
will you remember me? the promise is spoken
their lives are a garden, but judas is coming
the snake has left eden, the rats are all running

how can you say what you would do?
how can you know, it wasn’t you?

his life is a courtyard, he’s facing the fire
his judge is a servant girl, a fearsome opponent
his life is a question, i swear i don’t know him
and just then a cock crows, his universe broken

is it a lie? is it a crime?
would you deny? why would you try?
...and their inspiration
Matthew 26:31-35 & Matthew 26:69-74

"Tonight all of you will desert me," Jesus told them. "For the Scriptures say,

'God will strike the Shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.'

But after I have been raised from the dead, I will go ahead of you to Galilee and meet you there."

Peter declared, "Even if everyone else deserts you, I never will."

"Peter," Jesus replied, "the truth is, this very night, before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times."

"No!" Peter insisted. "Not even if I have to die with you! I will never deny you!" And all the other disciples vowed the same.

Meanwhile, as Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard, a servant girl came over and said to him, "You were one of those with Jesus the Galilean." But Peter denied it in front of everyone. "I don't know what you are talking about," he said.

Later, out by the gate, another servant girl noticed him and said to those standing around, "This man was with Jesus of Nazareth."

Again Peter denied it, this time with an oath. "I don't even know the man," he said.

A little later some other bystanders came over to him and said, "You must be one of them; we can tell by your Galilean accent."

Peter said, "I swear by God, I don't know the man." And immediately the rooster crowed. Suddenly, Jesus' words flashed through Peter's mind: "Before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times." And he went away, crying bitterly.

(also Mark 14, Luke 22, John 13:36-38 & John 18)

John 21:15-19

After breakfast Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?"

"Yes, Lord," Peter replied, "you know I love you."

"Then feed my lambs," Jesus told him.

Jesus repeated the question: "Simon son of John, do you love me?"

"Yes, Lord," Peter said, "you know I love you."

"Then take care of my sheep," Jesus said.

Once more he asked him, "Simon son of John, do you love me?"

Peter was grieved that Jesus asked the question a third time. He said, "Lord, you know everything. You know I love you."

Jesus said, "Then feed my sheep. The truth is, when you were young, you were able to do as you liked and go wherever you wanted to. But when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and others will direct you and take you where you don't want to go." Jesus said this to let him know what kind of death he would die to glorify God. Then Jesus told him, "Follow me."
 
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