FRIDAY 26th MAY 2023
John 21, 15-19:
“Lord, you know everything, you know that I love you”.
Three times Peter denied Jesus. Three times he repeated that he did not know him. Fear was stronger than love for the Master.
Three times Peter confesses his love for Jesus. Three times Peter needs to say that he loves the Master for the Master to give him the keys of the Kingdom.
Peter wept bitterly over his triple denial of Jesus. But in the midst of these denials love was never absent.
That is why Peter wept and Judas did not weep after the betrayal.
You and I have denied Jesus many times. But the important thing is that the embers of love for Jesus never disappear from our hearts.
If that fire of love exists, it will burn all denial and will continually cherish our choice for Jesus and our choice to follow him.
Cultivate as much love for the Master as you can.
Repeat many times today Peter’s humble prayer: “Lord, you know everything, you know that I love you”.
Antonio Sanjuan Cmf