The Soul’s Journey – a Mystical Approach to the Stations of the Cross
Station III – Jesus Denied by Peter
Then they seized him and led him away, bringing him into the high priest’s house. But Peter was following at a distance. When they had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and sat down together, Peter sat among them. Then a servant-girl, seeing him in the firelight, stared at him and said, ‘This man also was with him.’ But he denied it, saying, ‘Woman, I do not know him.’ A little later someone else, on seeing him, said, ‘You also are one of them.’ But Peter said, ‘Man, I am not!’ Then about an hour later yet another kept insisting, ‘Surely this man also was with him; for he is a Galilean.’ But Peter said, ‘Man, I do not know what you are talking about!’ 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
Divine Friend, Fountain of Strength, give me courage to speak the truth and to stand for justice. When I fall short, help me to accept your unfailing forgiveness and give me strength to continue, with you as my unfailing support.
About the Artist Kathrin Burleson has been making art all of her life and writing since she could hold a pencil. She holds a bachelor’s degree in French, and advanced degrees in art and psychology. The common thread in her background and current work is communication – the connections between realms and the bridges between realities. Whether writing words, icons, or painting watercolors, her work explores the sacred and the interconnectedness of all of creation.
Kathrin is an Associate of the Community of the Transfiguration and a founding member of Sts. Martha and Mary Episcopal Mission in Trinidad, California. In addition to painting and writing, she teaches and leads workshops on spirituality and creativity. She and her husband Michael live in Trinidad, where they share their home with Wyckham, an African grey parrot; Raleigh, a tri-color Corgi; Zoe, a very lazy calico cat; and two pygmy goats.