7th Week of Easter

Jesus knowingly told the Disciples that they would abandon Him but also said that He wanted them to have peace in Him. The Lord still wanted them to carry on His life’s work. After the Resurrection, Jesus gave Peter the opportunity to affirm his love as many times as he had denied knowing the Lord. With things mercifully squared away after Peter responded—yes, yes, YES!—that he loved Jesus, our forgiving Lord said, “Follow me.” When we fail to follow straightaway in His love, how many times does the Lord have to ask before we accept that He wants to welcome us back?