Today’s devotion is based on John 21:15, “Peter said to Jesus, ‘Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Feed my lambs.’”
Today’s reading – and indeed, much of Scripture – gives us guidance on how we might live in response to God’s love. Just as Peter denied Jesus three times, Peter declares his love for Jesus three times here. Jesus responds by telling Peter how he can live out that love – feed my lambs, tend my sheep and feed my sheep.
As communities of faith, Jesus asks us, ‘do you love me?’ We respond as Peter did, ‘Yes. Lord, you know that I love you.’ As individuals and also as communities of faith, we need to also pray for God’s guidance on how to live out that love in our neighborhoods.
Please pray with me, Lord, you know that I love you because you first loved me. Guide me to understand how you are calling me to be part of your mission to feed your lambs. Amen.