Then Jesus told them, “This very night you will all fall away on account of me, for it is written:
“‘I will strike the shepherd,
and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’
But after I have risen, I will go ahead of you into Galilee.”
Peter replied, “Even if all fall away on account of you, I never will.”
“Truly I tell you,” Jesus answered, “this very night, before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times.”
But Peter declared, “Even if I have to die with you, I will never disown you.” And all the other disciples said the same.
Matthew 26: 31 – 35
This is not easy for the disciples to hear. They are basically told they will fall away from Jesus. Peter does not receive this news well, and says that he will be exempt from this happening to him. He thinks that he is good enough to not follow the way of the other disciples. He becomes over-confident, which is dangerous. It is good to be confident, but when Peter thinks he is above what Jesus says in this passage. It is a reminder to remain humble, and always be open to teaching from Jesus, and take on what he says.
Prayer: Dear God, you are always teaching us. May we keep our ears and eyes open to your teachings, and listen and follow what you teach us. You lead us out of your love for us, so may we remember this as we continue to follow you. Amen
Action: Be willing to listen and learn