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Following Jesus

Christ Jesus described the Christian life in the simplest of terms: Follow me.  Sometimes he elaborated on that and said for us to take up our crosses and follow him.

At the time of his betrayal, all four evangelists record that Peter and certain women followed Jesus “afar off” or words to that effect.  (Mt 26:58, Mk 14:54, Lk 23:49, Jn 18:15-16).

The Lord would have us understand something important.  Faith and hope will follow Christ, even if it’s at a distance.  But love follows him closely.

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Carl Bloch’s painting Peter’s Denial is one of the most emotionally compelling pieces of Christian art.  Follow the link here and think about it.

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