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Peter, do you love Me?

     Third encounter : The Risen Jesus with Peter. Peter, do you love me, according to St. John's Gospel, chapter 21, verses 15-19

     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"

     Jesus said to him : "Feed my lambs".

     He then said to him a second time, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?"

     Yes Lord, you know that I love you.

     Jesus said to him : "Tend my sheep".

     He said to him the 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 then said to him : "Follow me".

     To the triple denial of Peter corresponds the triple request for love. A renewal and restauration of his mission as disciple in order to assume his mission as pastor and leader of the Church. image du récit de Pierre

     He will have as mission to confirm his brothers in the faith of the Risen One. Peter is myself with my denials, my woundedness as a christian, my fears of compromising myself in the name of my faith in the Risen Christ. Peter is myself who can hear myself say : and you, do you love me? And following my answer, receive my personal mission as a witness of Christ in my milieu according to my vocation. 

     PRAYER : Lord, you know me inside out. You know that I love you. I love you even when I do not succeed in telling you so in my prayers, even when, in my daily life, I do not succeed in showing it to you the way I should. You know very well that I love you. Even when I ask myself if my love is true and sincere, and as for myself, to live is to love and to love my brothers and sisters in you. I want to open my heart to you today. You know that I suffer from not being able to love you with more generosity. I love you and I know that you know how true my poverty is in loving you and that you value it for ... You are alive.