Our statement to live by for week commencing 4th March
I can learn from my mistakes and failures.
One day Peter and his friends went fishing.
They stayed out all night.
In the morning they heard a man shouting to them from the shore. It was Jesus – but the followers did not know it was Jesus.
“ Have you caught anything ?” asked Jesus. They said “No”. Try again “ Jesus said.
They threw their nets into the sea and caught so many fish they could
hardly lift the nets.
Peter then recognised the man on the shore. He knew it was Jesus.
He jumped into the water and swam to Jesus. The others followed in the
They lit a fire and cooked some fish for breakfast.
After breakfast Jesus said to Peter,
“Do you love me? “ Peter said “Yes”
Again Jesus asked Peter, “Do you love me?”
Peter replied, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.”
Jesus asked Peter a third time, “Do you love me?”
Peter was hurt because Jesus had asked him three times. He told Jesus, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.”
Then Jesus said, “Look after my friends, take care of them.”
Peter really did love Jesus and he didn’t want Jesus to doubt it.
The Gospel of the Lord