United States Conference of Secular institutes


In today’s Gospel, Jesus asks Peter three times if he loves him. Jesus poses the question to Peter to undo the threefold denial of Jesus by Peter earlier in John’s Gospel. It is not that Jesus is reluctant to trust Peter; Jesus wants Peter to know that he is willing to trust him again. So, when Peter declares that he loves Jesus, Jesus commands him to take care of the flock and, once again, to follow him.