The One Possibiity

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John 18:17 & 21:19      18:17 The woman said to Peter, You are not also one of this mans disciples, are you?He said, I am not.”       21:19 [Jesus said to Peter] Follow me.”  (NRSV)
[Scripture quotation from New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.]

Denial — three times
      end of s’tory?
      No!
           just the beginning
           of a new chapter.

Restitution
      regeneration
           renewal
      Do you love me?
           Feed my people.
      Do you love me?
           Feed my people.
      Do you love me?
           Feed my people.

Yeshua doesn’t overlook
      Peter’s shortcomings
                  failures
                  denials
instead, he offers
      the one possibility
           that allows Peter
           to move forward
                with integrity
                with wholeness
               
transformed

How many times do we
      have this opportunity
           for transformation
                 renewal
                 awakening
                 amends
                 rebirth
                forgiveness?
“Seventy times seven,”
      says Yeshua

Making amends, in the name of God,
      unhinges our expectations
Transformation, in the name of God,
      is boundless and unfathomable
Forgiveness, in the name of God,
      continues until it finds its mark
Rebirth, in the name of God,
      restores wholeness and integrity
“Seventy times seven,”
      says Yeshua,
      and then

           “Follow me!”

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