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The good news for the day, June 2 2017 Friday of the Seventh Week of Easter (301) After Jesus had revealed who He was to his friends, and eaten breakfast with them, he spoke to Simon (Peter), "Simon Johnson, do you love me more than these others?" Simon (Peter) answered him, "Yes, Sir! You know I love you." Jesus said to him, "Feed my lambs." He said to Simon (Peter) then a second time, "Simon Johnson, do you love me?" Simon (Peter) answered him, "Yes, Sir! You know I love you." He said to him, "Tend my sheep." He said to him a third time, "Simon Johnson, do you love me?" Peter was upset that Jesus had said to him a third time, "Do you love me?"—and he said to Him, "Sir, you know everything; you know I love you." Jesus said to him, "Feed my sheep. Let me tell you the truth: when you were younger, you could dress yourself and go wherever you wanted; but when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands—and someone else is going to dress you and lead you where you don’t want to go." (Jesus said this to indicate by what kind of death Peter would make God significant.) When Jesus had said this, He said to Peter, "Follow me." (John 21) You are “Peter”—the “rock”—and you are asked whether you love Jesus. Jesus is the resurrected Jesus—not the ordinary one with dust and words—but the one now who shares His Life with the community—where He is “inside” you. What is your experience of Love? Do you “let people into” your heart, like Jesus? Do you cherish adults who rub your wrong? Do you forgive, try to understand when something seems ad, work at optimizing the situation when you feel impatient? Do you love with an inwardness that reaches out to hug failures? The good news is that your love is useful—to feed lambs, and tend sheep—to change lives by simple smiles, by quiet listening, by looking in eyes and nodding, by disagreeing with a soft tone—by acting in the spirit of Jesus did—as He did towards Peter, who denied him three times. Can you hear the kindly laughter in Jesus’s voice? Can you understand the feelings of Peter—being forgiven and commissioned after failures? Do you hear your Good News?