When we are not vigilant with our spirituality, when we are unprepared because we have been awaken from a sleep, we react, lash out, and don’t give the proper response. That was the problem Peter fell into. Jesus had already exhorted them to stay awake; He knew they had willing spirits, but He also knew they were succumbing to the physical temptation of sleepiness when there was need to stay awake. Coming out of that sleepiness, with some guilt associated with the dullness, people are on the quick (attempted recovery) defense. When something arises that is confusing, reaction goes into overdrive.