Stations of the Resurrection 6. Jesus confronts Peter

Stations of the Resurrection (Via Lucis) at St Chrysostom’s 2015

We are following the Easter story through Eastertide in a Way of Light (Via Lucis). Each Sunday in Eastertide we offer a  stopping place – a Station of the Resurrection (based on those found in the Church of England’s Common Worship), for personal prayer and reflection.

 Jesus confronts Peter (John 21: 15-19)

jesus and peter

When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter,  ‘Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?’

He said to him, ‘Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Feed my lambs.’

A second time he said to him, ‘Simon son of John, do you love me?’ He said to him, ‘Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Tend my sheep.’

He said to him the third time  ‘Simon son of John, do you love me?’ Peter felt hurt because he said to him the third time, ‘Do you love me?’ And he said to him,
‘Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.’

Jesus said to him, ‘Feed my sheep. Very truly, I tell you, when you were younger, you used to fasten your own belt and to go wherever you wished. But when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will fasten a belt around you and take you where you do not wish to go.’

(He said this to indicate the kind of death by which he would glorify God.)

After this he said to him, ‘Follow me.’

Prayer

We praise you and we bless you, our risen Lord Jesus, King of glory,
for even in the glorious victory of the resurrection
you understood the failure of Peter who denied you.
As you restored him to relationship with you,
remember all who feel downcast and worthless in this world’s eyes
and give them a sense of purpose and value.
To you, Lord Jesus, loving us despite our denial,
be honour and glory, now and for ever. Amen

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