status33Matthew 26:59-75

I resonate with this passage.  Its unlikely that I’ll ever have such a high stakes decision as Peter; he thought his life was at stake when he denied Christ.  Even so, it makes me wonder how I practically deny Christ.  I read this passage and think of all the times I’ve changed my behavior to be less Christ-like but more palatable to those around me.  It makes me wonder how many times I’ve hesitated in sharing the Gospel simply because the story of a murdered wood-worker seems less than compelling.  Sure sure.. we don’t usually have the giant denial moments Peter had.. but I wonder if our complacent, comfortable lives aren’t equally as much a denial as the words of Peter.