Site 3. The Ancient Tree

The Ancient Tree, Noosa Camino reflection site 3

The Ancient Tree

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We pause under the ancient tree and feel uncertain. The triangle branches make us restless and remind us of how easy it is to lose our way. We can be deserted by friends but the sign of the tri-branches assures us that the Creator who is trinity, is behind, beside and before us. We think of those deserted by friends, those who are alone and vulnerable and for those who seek to make amends.

Selection Mark 14: 66-72 (NIV)

New International Version (NIV)
66 While Peter was below in the courtyard, one of the servant girls of the high priest came by. 67 When she saw Peter warming himself, she looked closely at him.
"You also were with that Nazarene, Jesus," she said.
68 But he denied it. "I don't know or understand what you're talking about," he said, and went out into the entryway.[a]
69 When the servant girl saw him there, she said again to those standing around, "This fellow is one of them." 70 Again he denied it.
After a little while, those standing near said to Peter, "Surely you are one of them, for you are a Galilean."
71 He began to call down curses, and he swore to them, "I don't know this man you're talking about."
72 Immediately the rooster crowed the second time.[b] Then Peter remembered the word Jesus had spoken to him: "Before the rooster crows twice[c] you will disown me three times." And he broke down and wept.

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