Again He said to him the second time, Simon, son of John, do you love Me with reasoning, intentional, spiritual devotion, as one loves the Father? He said to Him, Yes, Master, You know that I love You that I have a deep, instinctive, personal affection for You, as for a close friend. He said to him, Shepherd (tend) My sheep.
He said to him the third time, Simon, son of John, do you love Me with a deep, instinctive, personal affection for Me, as for a close friend? Peter was grieved (was saddened and hurt) that He should ask him the third time, Do you love Me? And he said to Him, Master, You know everything; You know that I love You that I have a deep, instinctive, personal affection for You, as for a close friend. Yahushua said to him, Feed My sheep.
From Self-Sufficiency to Humility ….?
I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, when you were young you girded yourself put on your own belt or girdle and you walked about wherever you pleased to go. But when you grow old you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will put a girdle around you and carry you where you do not wish to go.
He said this to indicate by what kind of death Peter would glorify the Almighty. And after this, He said to him, Follow Me!
What about what happens to others? None of my business ….?
But Peter turned and saw the disciple whom Yahushua loved, following—the one who also had leaned back on His breast at the supper and had said, Master, who is it that is going to betray You?
When Peter saw him, he said to Yahushua, Master, what about this man?
Yahushua said to him, If I want him to stay (survive, live) until I come, what is that to you? What concern is it of yours? You follow Me!
How do this applies to thiaBasilia?
O my Father? How do this applies to thiaBasilia? I don’t remember having that intensity of emotion for You as Peter had, but!