Sunday, April 18, 2010

Do You Love Me?

I love this Japanese-style version of Biblical imagery by ShouYume (DevianArt)

Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of Jonah, 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."
(John 21:15)

During the night before Jesus’ crucifixion, Peter had denied his Lord three times and then wept bitterly.Jesus asked Peter 3 times if he loves him, so after Peter’s protest about the third asking of the question and after his third affirmation of his love for Jesus, Jesus restores him a third time. Now, Peter’s threefold denial has been cancelled out. He is once again the leader of the disciples.

In the dawn of the resurrection light, there is forgiveness available to all. No matter how grievous our sins, no matter how damaging our betrayals of God’s calling in our lives, Christ comes with the morning light to forgive, heal, and restore.

Credit: Fr.James

Watch Fr. Jun Lingad SDB explain the Sunday Readings.