You don't have to say you love me
Just be close at hand
Today is Maundy Thursday or Holy Thursday. The day when we remember the arrest of Jesus in the garden at Gethsemane. The day when all His disciples, who had been with Him for three years and witnessed His power through His many miracles, and who should have known better; the day when they all fled away in fear. The day Judas betrayed Him and Peter denied knowing Him.
The day when all who claimed they loved Him abandoned Him to His fate.
Roll forwards two thousand years.
How about us today? Do we also abandon Christ and flee away when we hesitate to proclaim our Christian faith for fear of being laughed at, mocked and shunned by our friends?