Peter’s denial. Peter is marginalized here — he enters the temple courtyard only through the beneficence of the other disciple whom Crystal associates with the Beloved Disciple and whom I associate with John the Evangelist. We may both be right (or wrong for that matter).
John the Evangelist – and thus Johannine Christianity is seen as superior to Petrine Christianity — John is recognized as Jesus’ disciple — Peter is not — John walks Jesus with Jesus and Peter denies him — Peter enters only the courtyard and then only at the behest of John and through the agency of a woman.
Petrine Christianity seems to be marked by questions of authority — Peter holds the keys to the kingdom. John’s Christianity seems to be marked by questions of relationship – love — vine and branches — shepherd & sheep. John’s way is what I hope the kingdom is like. History would seem to indicate otherwise.
as with the washing of the feet — if you would lead you must be slave to all others
as i have said before — it always comes down to obdeinece doesn’t it