Seventh Week of Easter

As the Crucifixion loomed before Him, Jesus told the Disciples that He would rely on the Father when His friends scattered. Lessening the sting of His words, Jesus said that He wanted them to have peace. Jesus prayed that the Father would protect them, helping them to remain dedicated to the truth and its proclamation. Following the Resurrection, the Lord had a seaside breakfast with Peter and half a dozen other Disciples. Knowing that Peter had denied even knowing Him three times before the Crucifixion, our forgiving Savior encouraged him to say three times, “Lord, you know that I love you.” Jesus then commissioned the imperfect but exuberant Peter to tend His flock and follow Him. When faced with our own regrets, do we give the Lord glory because He still forgives, loves, and wants us with Him eternally?

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