SEVENTH FRIDAY OF EASTER TIME

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD SEVENTH FRIDAY OF EASTER TIME May 29, 2020 WORD of the DAY When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Feed my lambs.” He then said to him a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Tend my sheep.” He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was distressed that he had said to him a third time, “Do you love me?” and he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” [Jesus] said to him, “Feed my sheep.” (John 21, 15-17) How shall I live this Word? This passage that speaks of love tells us about true love, the one in which we question ourselves and are able to take a step back. Peter, questioned by Jesus, reviews his triple betrayal, accepts his fragility and his sin, and recognizes that he...

Seventh Friday of Easter

 FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Seventh Friday of Easter  May 18, 2018  WORD of the DAY    When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter,  “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?”   He said to him, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Feed my lambs.”  He then said to him a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?”  He said to him, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Tend my sheep.”  He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was distressed that he had said to him a third time, “Do you love me?” and he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” [Jesus] said to him, “Feed my sheep…  He said this signifying by what kind of death he would glorify God.  And when he had said this, he said to him, “Follow me.”  (John 21: 15-17/19)  How shall I live this Word? It is the last meeting of Jesus with his Apostle after the Resurrection. This is the second call of Peter,...