May 22, 2015
Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Jn_21:15-19
Do you remember when your mom was upset about something you did and she would call for you by your full, baptized name, “James Michael Whatever, Junior!” You knew you were in trouble, because at all other times it was Jamey or Jimmy. I think Peter knew that there was something more to this question by Jesus, because not only did He not call him by his nickname, Peter, but He even used his last name (son of John)! And on top of that He asked it THREE times. Maybe what it actually meant, was, if you REALLY love me, why did you deny knowing me 3x? Maybe if you REALLY love me you wouldn’t be out there hiding in your boat, pouting about another bad night of fishing. Maybe if you really love me, you’d be spending more time in the Bible instead of on the internet or your smartphone! Hmmmmmmmm! (and I’m speaking to myself as well)
“Dearly Beloved, follower of Whispers, do we REALLY, love Jesus?” Maybe it’s time to feed some sheep and lambs. And I can sincerely say that, because I just got done teaching a baptism class to the most beautiful three couples, you’d ever want to meet – and the most gorgeous 5-week old little girl! Want to reaaallllly get high on life? Feed some ‘I really don’t want to be here‘ sheep with the Love of Jesus – and watch the Spirit brighten up some faces and brighten up some lives!!!! It’s Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!
Thank YOU for being here, beloved!
You ARE very blessed, and VERY loved : )
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