Text- John 21: 15-19
On Trinity Sunday, I mentioned discipleship as our participation in the Trinity’s dance.
Last Sunday, I shared the unpleasant realities of discipleship.
This Sunday, our texts are easier to embrace but perhaps not easier to live.
Can you imagine this conversation between Christ and Peter? I can.
Christ asks, “Peter, how much do you love me?”
Peter replies, “I love you a lot.”
“Ok, Peter, prove it.”
“Anything, Lord, just name it.”
“Peter, feed and tend my lambs and sheep?”
“But, Lord, what lambs and sheep? You are not a shepherd.”
“Metaphor, metaphor, metaphor. Remember, Peter, I am the Good Shepherd. The people are my lambs and my sheep.”
Peter, embracing his name by being as dense as a rock, “Of course, who all are your people?” Read the rest of this entry »