Peter was hurt
because of the Boss’s repeated questions.
Who could blame him?
We want to be forgiven
As quick as possible.
And Peter in a passive-aggressive manner states:
“You know what the answer is,
But I will say it again and again until You stop:
I love You.”
Then, like that day in Caesarea Philippi
The Master after hearing the answer
He was searching for
Told Peter of the path ahead.
Again with murder
But unlike the first time,
With his outburst and the Master’s rebuke,
Peter humbly obeys the command:
Yes, Peter was born again ,
But he wasn’t born again yesterday.