Friday of the Seventh Week of Easter
June 7, 2019
Today, in Mercy, Jesus asks the quintessential question of Peter, “Do you love me more than these?”
The setting is by the morning-dappled sea. Jesus has just cooked his disciples breakfast. Ordinary enough, right?
What is extraordinary is that Jesus has already died, risen from the dead, and is sitting with his buddies once again by their old fishing boats!
In other words, these disciples now know clearly what the love of God means. They have seen, firsthand, what that kind of love does to a life! Mercy, Passion, Death and Resurrection lived out in everyday human experiences.
So Jesus’s question to Peter might really be asking:
After all you’ve seen,
after all is said and done,
do you have the “more”
that it will take to follow me?
Our spiritual life is all about growing to the “more” that will let us live and love in God.
This Saturday, in our Merion chapel, four young women make their perpetual profession of vows as Sisters of Mercy. On July 13th, a fifth woman will make her final profession in the Mid-West Community.
We rejoice that these women have chosen to find their “more” as Sisters of Mercy. Will you join us in prayers of thanksgiving and benediction for them as they take this sacred step?
Let us too have the courage, as we pray today, to listen to Jesus ask us about our love. Let us answer sincerely, and ask for all we need to give the “more” in whatever way God asks of us.
Music: Love Like Jesus – Pawn Shop Kings (This one will wake you up!😀)