Daily Word Of God
John 21:15-17, 19b
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.’
Today's Pointers on God's Word
As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?
- Jesus asked Peter three times, “Do you love me” because he wanted Peter to re-confirm his commitment to love Him unconditionally.
- As you read this passage again, personalize it by replacing your name with Peter’s name. . . As you ponder on this invitation of Jesus, feel His closeness and love inviting you to serve His peoples.
- How is Jesus inviting you to look after His sheep in your home, your community, the migrant workers, the aged and the like?