7 Fri Jun 2019
Payback is Challenge
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For 7 June 2019, Friday of the seventh week of Easter, based on John 21:15-19
When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, â€œSimon son of John, do you love me more than these?â€ He said to him, â€œYes, Lord; you know that I love you.â€ Jesus said to him, â€œFeed my lambs.â€ A second time he said to him, â€œSimon son of John, do you love me?â€ He said to him, â€œYes, Lord; you know that I love you.â€ Jesus said to him, â€œTend my sheep.â€ He said to him the third time, â€œSimon son of John, do you love me?â€ Peter felt hurt because he said to him the third time, â€œDo you love me?â€ And he said to him, â€œLord, you know everything; you know that I love you.â€ Jesus said to him, â€œFeed my sheep. Very truly, I tell you, when you were younger, you used to fasten your own belt and to go wherever you wished. But when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will fasten a belt around you and take you where you do not wish to go.â€ (He said this to indicate the kind of death by which he would glorify God.) After this he said to him, â€œFollow me.â€
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
07 June 2019 @ 8:44 am
Thank you Nick the se verses are a challenge. Unfortunately there is no measuring stick of Godâ€™s love Hope all going well in Queensland. Blessings Liz
Brigid Cannon, OP
08 June 2019 @ 12:10 am
I am so grateful for your reflection and the story of your experience of your parents love
and how their love was transmitted to you . It is also important to know Jesusâ€™s unconditional
Love and the challenge and grace he gives us to love each other.
Blessings on your preaching,