as i continue my way through lent by wrestling with our sunday texts, i bring you this week's collage, which deals with peter's response to the servant girl in mark 14 when she recognizes him as one of the ones who had been with Jesus. mark's gospel has him literally saying, "i don't know what you are talking about."
i love that. it's a classic lie (which i've used many times...just ask my parents), born of self-preservation and fear. and while it seems that Christians for centuries have been doing some of our best fingerpointing while looking at this story of peter's denial, the truth is that it is a lie that isn't unfamiliar to any of us. whether in word or deed, we've lived this lie, to its fullest.