Dear Friend in the Lord,
“Loving Jesus”: In today’s Gospel, Jesus the Risen Lord asked Peter, “Do you love Me” three times; to seek his re-commitment, after he had denied Jesus three times.” Ponder on, “Do we renew our love for and fidelity to Jesus, each time we turn away from His Love? Try saying, “Jesus I love you” sincerely, ten times each day; and the quality of your life will be transformed.”
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
Jesus showed himself to his disciples, and after they had eaten, Jesus said to Simon Peter, ‘Simon son of John, do you love me more than these others do?’ He answered, ‘Yes, Lord, you know I love you.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Feed my lambs.’
A second time he said to him, ‘Simon son of John, do you love me?’ He replied, ‘Yes, Lord, you know I love you.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Look after my sheep’’
Then he said to him a third time, ‘Simon son of John, do you love me?’ Peter was hurt that he asked him a third time, ‘Do you love me?’ and said, ‘Lord, you know everything; you know I love you.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Feed my sheep.’ After this he said, ‘Follow me.’