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Rejection regret and repentance
Our Poet Laureate, James Carran returns this time with a wonderful poem on the weight of guilt and the grace of repentance.
- Frank Theodat
The lie leapt out from Peter's tongue.
His vow now broken, bond undone.
Denial spoken, cockerel crows,
Jesus looks and then Peter knows:
He boasted he would die for Christ,
Yet Christ for him is sacrificed.
"I love you" leaps from Peter's tongue,
Christ is now risen, shame undone.
"I love you" spoken, by the shore,
As Christ forgives his friend once more.
"I love you, Lord", a third time cries
And sin, instead of sinner, dies.
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