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Author:  Brian
E-mail:  bjhighley56@btinternet.com
Date:  7/21/2016 4:22:08 PM
Subject:  Brother Peter - A Near Death Experience?!
Message:  Brother Peter

‘…Oh I am a weary stranger
On this long and this lonely road…’

This is perhaps one of Mickey’s most directly religious, Christian, songs. It accurately and succinctly tells of Peter’s role(s) in the life of the early church.

Peter’s sorrow is derived from his denial of Jesus after his arrest by Pilate’s soldiers. Three times Peter said he did not know Jesus.

Peter believed that the most important part of him that might be saved by faith was his precious soul. Similarly for all who believe: they are encouraged to value their soul above all else, disregarding clothing or pampering of the body.

Mickey endured his illness bravely. He was astonishingly modest yet such a talented man. And near the end, or contemplating the end, anyone of us might be weary and lonely, seeking the company of strangers and recognising in them the shared history, the shared faith of precious souls.

‘…Do you know I am your brother
For my Father has told me so…’

 Brother Peter - A Near Death Experience?! by Brian  at 7/21/2016 4:22:08 PM