A Catholic boy and a Jewish boy were talking and the Catholic boy said, “My priest knows more than your rabbi.” The Jewish boy said, “Of course he does, you tell him everything!”
Journeys as great as the destinations.
Love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. 1 PETER 4:8
King Solomon wisely wrote, “He who covers over an offense promotes love, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.” A New Testament definition for love is that, “Love does not delight in evil . . . . It always protects.”
The story of Peter was one of the greatest failures of loving devotion in the Bible. His most notorious moment of sin was when, after vowing that he would die for Jesus, he actually denied ever having known Him. And he denied Him not just once but three times! But God, in His mercy and grace, restored Peter so completely that he was given a prominent leadership position in the early church. Peter was responsible for opening the door of opportunity for the Gentiles to receive the gospel. And Peter, who understood the shame of failure and the humiliation of sin, encouraged Christians to “love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.”