As we celebrate the Easter season, that Jesus is risen, we celebrate God’s never-ending love for us. Jesus has died for us, risen to new life and will now return to His Father in heaven. Jesus will always be with us, watching over us and helping us to grow.
In today’s gospel, Jesus is with His disciples after He has risen from the dead. Three times He asks Peter the question, “Do you love me?” Three times Peter assures Jesus of his love, and three times Jesus gives Peter the job of caring for His Church.
When Jesus was on the road to His crucifixion, three times Peter denied that he knew Jesus. In this gospel, Jesus gives Peter the chance to make up for this by three times having Peter say that he loves Jesus. Peter, our first Pope, was then given the job of caring for the Church on earth.
Jesus is risen and is present to us all. His love for us is never ending. Jesus will always be with us, watching over us and helping us to grow.
Sincerely in Christ,