Reflection for the Third Sunday of Easter

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.




“With Mary, our lives continually proclaim the greatness of the Lord and the joy experienced in rendering service to Him.”

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