We have these words in our Gospel reading:
"At that moment, while he was still speaking the cock crowed. The Lord turned and looked at Peter. Then Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said to him, 'Before the cock crows today, you will deny me three times.' And he went out and wept bitterly." Luke 22: 60 - 62
This sounds like a "make or break" moment in regards to Peter's loyalty to his Lord. Is Peter who was a member of Jesus' inner circle (including James and John) going to deny his Lord at such a critical time? We would recall that Peter, too, did declare not too long ago that he would follow Jesus to death!
Now, as we enter this story we would also need to consider if we in some subtle ways show denial of our Lord by word or deed? It may be that we fail to speak up about what we believe when someone speaks against the Christian faith. We might not want to get involved but just stay on the sidelines. I believe we also need to see ourselves as part of the story.
The whole reading is Luke 22:54 - 71.and you might read it in preparation for Sunday's worship. May God's blessing be upon your meditation and your worship this Sunday.