16 comments on ““Do You Love Me?”

  1. Well said. I think often we get too concerned about why someone else can get away with this or that, or why we have so many more trials than they seem to have. We need to work out our own salvation, not be concerned with theirs. Paul tells us in Galatians 6 to bear one another’s burdens, and also to bear our own burdens. Nowhere does hesay to compare those burdens. Comparison comes only from pride, and God wants none of that!

  2. I think Peter needed some real shoring up. He had apparently lost all confidence that he could do the job Jesus set out for the apostles. So, Jesus spent this time saying, “Okay, Peter, you can take care of my lambs, that’s good.” Then “Okay, Peter, you can take care of my sheep. You’re getting there.” Then “Okay, Peter, you can shepherd them. You are forgiven and you are stronger than you think you are.” (BTW, Jesus had told them to go to Galilee, so they did.) Good job as always.

  3. “11 Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land full of great fishes, an hundred and fifty and three” from the referenced KJV; “there were 156 large fish” from your commentary. Where is Frank when you need him?! (For other readers: this is an inside joke.)

  4. Re Galilee:
    From the KJVS because it has the Greek
    Matthew 28;1-10
    The Resurrection
    (Psalm 16:1-11; Psalm 49:1-20; Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24:1-12; John 20:1-9)

    1In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first [day] of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. 2And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. 3 His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow: 4 And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead [men]. 5And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. 6He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. 7And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.

    8And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word. 9And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him. 10 Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.

    Different circumstances but it wa to Galilee they were sent by the angels – also Mark 16:7 7 “But go, tell His disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see Him, just as He told you.’””

    • The other Gospels mention this; quite right. Yet John leaves it out: Why? Could this have been unimportant to him? Was it an oversight; maybe he just didn’t remember… Or could there be a reason?

      I don’t know. Scholars have theorized, yet unconvincingly, at least for me. I can’t help thinking there’s a pearl in here somewhere. 🙂

  5. on 153

    4. A zoomorphic and soteriological arithmetic
    Other interpretations have been offered concerning these 153 Johannine fishes.41 One sug-
    gests that this number reveals a zoological allusion to the supposed 153 species Of fishes,
    each fish representing one species and symbolising one nation or human category

    . Jerome
    thus comments:
    Aiunt qui de animantium suipscrc ct proprietatc, qui halieutica tam latino, quam
    graeea didieere sermone, de quibus Oppianus Cilix est. poeta doctissimus, centum
    tria esse genera pi.semm.
    Hoskyns/Davey (eds.), up. p, SS6.


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