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Author: David Quintana, a member of the Servants of the Word, an international, ecumenical brotherhood of men living single for the Lord.

Falling Short, Pressing On

In the gospel according to Matthew, Peter says to Jesus, “‘Even if all fall away on account of you, I never will.’ ‘I tell you the truth,’ Jesus answered, ‘This very night, before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times.’ But Peter declared, ‘Even if I have to die with you, I will never disown you.’ And all the other disciples said the same.” (Matthew 26:33-35)

We fall short. All God’s followers fall short. Peter certainly fell short, denying Jesus three times. But how do we turn it for good? A good brother of mine once made a big error in his workplace, costing his company tens of thousands of dollars. Ouch! When he was summoned to his boss’s office, he expected to be fired. “Fired?” questioned his boss, “Why would we fire you after investing tens of thousands of dollars in your education and training?!” We strive for perfection, yet we know that we all fall short. It’s time we learned how to make the most of falling short by making it our trainer and educator, pledging our love and our loyalty to doing our best in following and serving Jesus, our Lord and our Master.



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