Then Peter said, “I swear that I am telling the truth! May God punish me if I am not! I do not know that man!” Just then a cock crowed and Peter remember what Jesus had told him : “Before the cock crows, you will say three times that you do not know me.” He went out and wept bitterly. Matthew 27:74-75

Peter and his brother Andrew were the first among the twelve called by Jesus when He began to preach. Peter who was arrogant came back to his senses when he heard the cock crowed.

My friend, a lad is a christian with big ambition. He is ambitious for he is still young. He is always thinking to leave his hometown to work in the city. His prayerful mother does not wish her son one day turn out to be the prodigal son as mentioned in the Gospel. She knows that her son will surely soar like an eagle without direction. She used to pray to Jesus her Lord, “when the cock crows.”

When the cock crowed, Peter went out and wept bitterly for his denial. He began to know himself and most importantly, he knew his life and his direction. To follow the steps of his master. A true disciple for Jesus.

My friend now is working in his hometown realizing that golden opportunities away from home cannot be compared to his company with his elderly parents and family.

He is Mary in the Gospel who made the wisest choice. Amen.