Divine Dialogue of God with the Soul
In today’s Gospel, John 21:1-19, Jesus asks Peter a question that seems so simple, but is really the one on which the whole of heaven and earth turns:
Do you love Me?
Not, “Will you avoid sin?”
Not “Can you follow me closely in a very difficult vocation?”
Not “Why did you deny me three times when I needed you most?”
Just this: “Do. You. Love. Me?”
That’s all He wants to know from each of us. Or, to put it another way, that’s all He wants each of us to know about ourselves:
“Do. I. Love. Him?
Can you hear that question in the depth of your soul? I can hear it in mine.
Our response–to Him and to ourselves–will determine the rest of our life.
Have a blessed week.