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Law vs. Love pt 2

One of my favorite living poets, priests, sonneteers is Rev. Malcolm Guite. Click below and listen to his reading of his lovely sonnet praising Peter who made so many mistakes and was loved by Jesus into the fullness of his name and despite all his mistakes. Love wins!

St. Peter

Impulsive master of misunderstanding

You comfort me with all your big mistakes;

Jumping the ship before you make the landing,

Placing the bet before you know the stakes.

I love the way you step out without knowing,

The way you sometimes speak before you think,

The way your broken faith is always growing,

The way he holds you even when you sink.

Born to a world that always tried to shame you,

Your shaky ego vulnerable to shame,

I love the way that Jesus chose to name you,

Before you knew how to deserve that name.

And in the end your Saviour let you prove

That each denial is undone by love.


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