Jesus ask Peter 3 time do you love me
It’s mostly because 3 time Peter Denied that He is Jesus’disciple
3 times asked do you love me, we can understand that it is question for every day. not only for that evening
this question doesn’t end. doesn’t expire
it will be part of Peter Live
I think it is very important question.
Jesus does not ask Peter:
Will you be obedient to me Peter?
Will you respect me more? Will you listen to me more Peter?
He asks about love
because God doesn’t want us to be simply obedient to him, respect him, fear him without loving him
He is not a tyran! hi is God. and God is first of all love. so He want us be part of this loving relation
We can see it in many scenes from the Gospel, that Jesus was the most touched by those who loved him, and who showed him this love, like a women who washed his feet with her tears and her hair.
Church is built upon Peter who is a rock
How He was as a rock? He wasn’t perfect, without mistakes,regrets
and Paul? one of the most learned scripture scholars of that times, and He didn’t recognize that Christ is fulfillment of all scripture.
He had to deal with the stain in his Body. He had to deal with his weakness, un perfection, daily struggles to fallow Jesus.
The Church tries to show us through this feast that she is not build upon perfect people, and she really doesn’t need perfect people. because perfect people don’t need God
As Jesus needed Peter and Paul so He needs also us. everyone of you.
not a perfect,but with many weaknesses and flaws.
Do I love Jesus. means do I spend time with him, do I try to listen to him, do I try to understand him
If we really love him, than we can really fallow him