What did Peter think when he received that message, that earnest, anguished request to not delay, to hasten to Joppa because Dorcas, whom they loved, had died? Along the road, did he heed anew the anguished pleas: “Not her! Not Dorcas!” (She of good works, selfless and kind. ) Did Peter hasten along the road, hurrying forward in full emergency mode? Once arrived in Joppa, did Peter sprint up the stairs, two by two, rushing headlong into that upper chamber? Not he.
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