Friends, in today's Gospel, Jesus offers his love and mercy to a humble Peter. The Apostle had denied Jesus three times and so on three occasions did Jesus offer him healing in atonement for his sin. We notice how in this beautiful exchange, the Lord does not begin with a command but with love. Only after Peter could express his love for the Lord was he commissioned again to 'feed my lambs, feed my sheep'. Love comes first. It always does. God's first words to us are not of a command but of love. Let's keep that in our hearts today.
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