Simon son of John, do you love me? (John 21:16)
After Jesus’ Easter resurrection, he appears to the disciples and asks Peter this question three times.
When Peter answers “yes,” Jesus tells him to “feed my lambs,” then “tend my sheep,” then “feed my sheep.”
If I had to compress Christian teaching into a few words, I might use this: Love Jesus – Feed His Sheep. Following Jesus and Christian teachings is more than following rules & regs: it’s about a life of love and care.
See you on Sunday, May 5 for this reading from John 21, for the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, and for our joyful worship and fellowship at New Hope Presbyterian Church.