BITTER TEARS. . . . . Luke 22:62 Peter wept bitterly because he realized he had denied his Lord and because he had turned away from a dear friend who had loved and taught him for years. Peter had said he would never deny Christ, but he went against all he had boldly promised. Unable to stand up for his Lord for even 12 hours, he had failed as a disciple and as a friend. We need to be aware of our own breaking points and not become overconfident or self-sufficient. When we fail, we must remember that Chris can use those who recognize their failure. From this humiliating experience Peter learned much that would help him in the leadership responsibilities he soon would assume.