(CEV) From "The Poem of the Man-God", Vol. 5, p. 508
Jesus: «I give you a new commandment: And it is: love one another. As I have loved you, you must love one another. By this love it will be known that you are My disciples. When a father has many sons, how does one know that they are such? Not so much by their physical appearance [...] as by their common love for the family, for their father and for one another. And even when the father dies, a good family does not break up, [...] because love is stronger than death. Now, if you love one another after I have left you, everybody will acknowledge you as My children, and therefore as My disciples, and as brothers to one another, having had only one father.»
Peter: «Lord, but where are You going?»
Jesus: «I am going where at present you cannot follow Me. But you will follow Me later»
Peter: «And why not now? I have always followed You since You said to me: "Follow Me". I left everything without regret... Now, to go away without Your poor Simon, leaving me without You, Who are everything to me, after that for Your sake I left the little property I had previously, is not fair or nice of You. Are You going to Your death? All right. I will come as well. We shall go to the next world together. But I will have defended You before that. I am ready to give my life for You.»
Jesus: «You will give your life for Me? Now? Not now. I solemnly - oh! I do solemnly tell you - before the cock crows, you will have disowned Me three times. This is the first watch. Then the second will come... and then the third. Before the cock crows loudly, you will have disowned your Lord three times.»
Peter: «Impossible, Master! I believe everything You say, but not that. I am sure of myself.»
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