Today I preached on "The Elephant in the Room"
The sermon was based on John 21:15-19. Despite the joy of resurrection, Peter still had the issue of his denials to deal with. They were the 'elephant in the room' of Peter's life. Jesus confronted Peter with gentleness in asking him, three times, if he loved him. Peter, it seems to me, dialogued with Jesus with honesty and humility and was, therefore, restored to the twin tasks of serving and following Jesus. His past failures had been brought out into the open and dealt with. The elephant had left the building.