The proud Cock


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Healing pictures

Jesus - the great doctor - healed in very different ways. Sometimes he touched the sick directly. But he also put pictures in front of them in which they could recognize themselves like in a mirror. The rooster is such a healing picture. He is the last animal to be told of Christ in all four Gospels, and so to speak, Christ's last legacy. It has an important position in the Christian church to this day.

Jesus Christ needs the rooster to help his disciple Peter to recognize himself and to be converted. He died martyred in Rome around 62, but he was not yet able to do so in Jesus' lifetime.

The proud cock

Proverbs 30, 29 ff: There are three things that are stately in their stride, 

four that move with stately bearing: a lion, mighty among beasts, who retreats before nothing; 

a strutting rooster, a he-goat, and a king against revolt. 

If you play the fool and exalt yourself, or if you plan evil, clap your hand over your mouth…“

The rooster is proud like a lion, the king of the animals. But he can act foolishly and easily overdo himself. He has a reason to be proud. He knows the laws of the universe. He knows the way of light - the moment, when a new day starts. You can rely on it with 100% certainty.

Before Jesus' crucifixion and death, his disciples had a similar inner attitude. They felt very honored to have the last meal with Christ. It's all true. After the sacrament, however, they fought over which of them is the most significant. Jesus points out that he has a different inner attitude. He is like a servant among them. But he knows how dark and heavy the following hours will be for her now. He wants to help them. Words are not enough. Bible Luke 22, 24 ff

A Cock wakes up

The Bible shows the rooster in a completely different context:

Tobias 8:11. The young Tobias married Sara. It was very risky because 7 men before him died of an illness on the wedding night. The two young people begin their marriage with a prayer for God's mercy for their marriage and trust in His mercy.

"When the rooster crowed," the bride's father called his servants and went with them to dig the grave, because he assumed that Tobias had died. But he learns that the bride and groom are sleeping healthy and fresh. God heard their prayer. You do not experience a night of death, but the night becomes the gateway to a blessed new time and the gift of a family.

The inner attitude of this story is drawn into the new testament. It shows us the way Jesus helps Petrus.

1. Jesus prays for Peter. (Luke 22:31). He knows that Peter is wrong when he says: I am ready to go to prison and die with you. 

2. He gives him a healing picture: (Lukas 22, 34). I tell you, Peter, before the rooster crows today, you will deny three times that you know me.“

Ravenna 6th century
Ravenna 6th century

The Reality

On the terrible night of capture that followed, Peter forgot everything he said before. (Luke 22, 60). The disciples are too tired to pray and fall asleep. So they are contested. (V. 46). Peter also lost his bearings. He denies Christ three times. You see it on this old mosaic from Ravenna, 6th century. 

The Tears of remorse

When the rooster crows, Jesus turns to look at Peter. This look has a profound effect. Peter can remember Jesus and his words. He sees his behavior like in a mirror. He is ashamed and weeps tears of remorse.

The tears of remorse have the deepest healing power that can be imagined in monastery medicine. They work deeper than any medicine. Tears are connected to the heart. They can remove all blockages that block access to the heart, thus giving new space to the healing life force.

John impressive testimony that Peter has lost his pride. His heard changed. He became the shepherd of the flock of Christ.

According to the teaching of TCM and monastery medicine according to Hildegard von Bingen, the eye has a connection to the heart and the internal organs. (But tears of anger block the heart).