Lovest Thou Me John 21:10-19

John 21:10-19

Christ thrice questioned Peter’s love, thus giving him the opportunity of canceling his threefold denial. There are two Greek words for “love.” In His questions our Lord chose the higher, while Peter in his replies humbly chose the lower till in His third question our Lord came down to his level. Christ forecasted the hatred and opposition of the world, and suggested to Peter and the rest that the only way to combat and overcome was in the fervent love that they had for Him. Only this could give them the necessary tenderness and delicacy in leading and feeding the flock.