Crumbs
August 11, 2020
144. Week of First Sunday after Easter - Wednesday
Peter, do you love Me?
          Do you love Me?   John 21:17
          When the disciples had dined with the risen Lord as we heard yesterday, Jesus said to Simon Peter: "Simon son of Jonas, do you love Me more than these?" He said to Him: "Yes, Lord; You know that I love You." He said to him: "Feed my lambs."- Jesus now said to him the second time: "Simon, son of Jonas, do you love Me?" He said to Him: "Yes, Lord; You know that I love You." He said to him: "Feed my sheep."- He said to him the third time: "Simon, son of Jonas, do you love Me?" Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time: "Do you love Me?" And he said to Him: "Lord, You know all things; You know that I love You." Jesus said to him: "Feed my sheep." - In such a gentle way the Lord reminded Peter of his former haughtiness and contempt of the other disciples, as well as of his subsequent threefold denial, and at once reinstated him in his apostolic office. Though we have fallen ever so low, yes, and ever so often, Jesus receives us again, and is gracious, gentle, and kind toward us, and permits us to be His own. And we? We love Him. And He knows it. But if we love Him, we must also serve Him. And the service He most desires of us is, that we take care that His lambs and sheep are fed, that is, that His believers, small and great, are properly and abundantly nourished with the Word of God, so that they, too, may rightly know their Saviour, love Him, and be saved.- Do you love your Saviour, and do you serve Him diligently and faithfully in His Church?
          PRAYER: - Lord Jesus, I love You. You know it. I am a great sinner. But You have done everything for me, and again and again You reveal to me Your kind heart. Therefore I love You; indeed, I cannot but love You. Help me, O help me, Lord Jesus, to lovingly serve You by serving those who, together with me, are Yours, both the small and the great in the Church, in order that they may have the Word of Your grace plentifully, and remain with You, and be eternally saved. Amen.

First Part : Festival Season
August 11, 2020