One day, Jesus was speaking to his Apostles around a lonesome fire. Peter asked him, “Dearest Master, what should one do when faced with betrayal?” Jesus stood, staring into the fire. Taking in a long breath, he looked at Peter and said,
“A long time ago, a humble farmer was steaming bread inside his cottage. His brother walked in, begging him for slice of his delicious bread.
‘Brother, may I please have some of your bread? I am much too tired to harvest my wheat, and I haven’t yet eaten.’
‘My brother, you can’t have any of my bread for I have worked hard for it. Go out and harvest your own bread!’
‘Get out, Ned!’
‘But brother! I haven’t the energy!’
Later on in the week, the eldest’s cottage caught fire because of his oven containing too much bread.
In desperate need for food, he runs over to his youngest brother’s cottage.
‘Dearest brother, would you be so kind as to grant me some hospitality? For my cottage has caught fire and now I have no food nor place to stay.
Don’t worry, brother. You may stay here with me. I have forgiven you.
I know I have gone against you in the past, but I am deeply sorry.