Jesus is dying on the cross, and Peter is down the hill comforting Mary Magdalene when he hears Jesus’ faint voice, “Peter. . . Peter. . .”
“I must go and help my Saviour,” he said and went up the hill, only to be beaten and kicked back down by the Roman centurions guarding the cross.
But soon he hears, “Peter. . . Peter,” in even fainter tones but he cannot ignore the call.
Peter limps up the hill, leans a ladder against the cross, and gets halfway up when the centurions knock over the ladder, beats him brutally, and tosses him back down the hill.
Again he hears, “Peter. . . Peter. . .” ever fainter, and again, he cannot refuse his Lord.
In pain, he slowly staggers up the hill, drags himself up the ladder, and finally gets even with Christ’s face.
Just as the centurions are reaching for the ladder, Jesus says, “Peter. . . Peter. . . look, I can see your house from here.”