May 1, 2022
What would it be like if the Lord fixed His gaze on you and asked you this question? Do you really love Jesus?
- The third question of “do you love Me” was not to make Peter uncomfortable, but to help Peter to heal from his triple denial of Jesus.
- We can be surprised when we find out how weak and sinful we can be, but Jesus isn’t surprised and still love us.
- John Mary refers to the earthen vessels which holds treasures as representing our humanity, woundedness and our human misery since original sin.
- The “treasures” in the earthen vessels were given to us at Baptism when the Holy Spirit came to dwell in our souls.
- The dwelling of the Holy Spirit and His sanctifying grace means that our love for God is not just a human act, but the action of the Holy Spirit within us.
- We can love God with a divine love because that’s the love coming from the Holy Spirit. That is the gift of sanctifying grace from the Holy Spirit.
By the gift of sanctifying grace of the Holy Spirit, which we received at Baptism, God is dwelling in us. And so, we can love God with a divine love, because that’s the love coming from the Holy Spirit.
The question Jesus asked Peter and is asking us “Do you love Me,” is not to make us feel uncomfortable, but it’s to help us discover the love that God has placed in our hearts, the treasure that God has given us.