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The rock and mysteries of absence

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In the dream, Simon “Kepha” (Aramaic for “rock” or Peter) Bar-Jonah reclined on cushions around a low table with his rabbi, Yeshua (Jesus), and the other disciples during the Passover Seder meal. Yeshua promised he and the other disciples would be enthroned as judges of the 12 tribes of Israel.

But confusion replaced Kepha’s pride as the teacher continued. “Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat; But I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail, and when you are converted, strengthen your brethren.” (cf. Luke 22:31-32)

He protested his loyalty, and Yeshua replied that Kepha would deny him three times before the rooster crowed. Then Kepha remembered it had been so.

A tremor of the earth shook him in his dream and it faded. He would have rather it continued, regardless of the pain it evoked. For in it, the rabbi lived...


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