Now Simon Peter was standing and warming himself. So they said to him, ‘You are not also one of his disciples are you’” (John 18:25)?
Has your life ever crossed paths with someone who made you feel uncomfortable? Embarrassed by the things they say or do? Or, maybe, even by their mere presence, made to feel that you were in a threatening situation? Peter understands these negative emotions that threaten friendships, challenge allegiances, and highlight the flaws of our character. It often seems easier to remain in the comfort and warm surroundings of the crowd than it is to stand alone in the cold of isolation and do the right thing; to be a solitary voice of support when the crowds are crying for someone’s crucifixion.
How willing are you stand against the crowd because of your commitment to and relationship with Christ?