Having passed beyond his impulsive nature to an expression of profound and total love for Jesus, Peter reverts for a moment to yet another reactive question about the beloved disciple: “What about this man?” Jesus’ final words to Peter and to us in the Gospel of John have the jolting reminder that it is none of Peter’s business.
This is the week of prayerful waiting for the coming of the Holy Spirit, the nine days between Ascension Thursday and Pentecost. Spend time with the Lord about the unique call that the Lord has placed upon you to be renewed at Pentecost. Do not be distracted by the call given to others; be inspired by them. Keep your eyes upon Jesus, following him in your special call. Remember: what you are called to do is no one else’s business but yours and God’s.
Remaining until You come v. 22
Minding my call from You, Lord v. 23
Testifying to the truth v. 24
Endless, the words of Jesus v. 25
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This is the Seventh and Last Week in Easter, Year C.
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Fridays in Lent and Easter are dedicated to the Gospel of John.
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