Piety & Popularity
And Peter said, “I do not know the man!”
Peter’s denial of Christ was his Bathsheba—the fall from grace of a great saint that took many tears to bring about complete restoration. His denial, like most things the big fisherman did, was bold, brash, and emphatic. Most people, however, aren’t quite so ardent, either for good or for evil.
While many of us would be loathe to completely disown our Redeemer, we may be, shall we say, less inclined to let others know . . .
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Thomas S. Buchanan is a member of the Orthodox Church and lives in Chester County, Pennsylvania, with his wife and three children. He is a senior editor of Touchstone.
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