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Lent for Everyone
Mark Year B

...The first time I went on live radio, I wasn’t conscious of being terrified until I began to speak. Even then, I didn’t feel it as a flutter in the stomach, or my knees knocking together, or anything like that. It came out – well, it came out in the words that came out of my mouth. For two or three sentences I heard my voice saying things I hadn’t planned, some of which weren’t even true. I gradually managed to get hold of my voice – that’s what it felt like – and reconnected it to the thinking bit of my brain instead of the panicking bit.

That was a long time ago, but it left a clear impression in my memory, and in my understanding of how the tongue can blurt out odd things under pressure. I imagine that’s how it was for Peter, too, when his tongue disconnected from his brain for a moment in the face of one of the most extraordinary sights described anywhere in the Bible, or most other books for that matter....

Taken from Lent for Everyone Mark Year B by Tom Wright

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