Peter and love


“[Jesus] could have said, ‘Peter, will you be a man of character, capable of leading your brothers to follow your path? Will you be a wise man, capable of instructing them and explaining wise things to them–a model of virtue, as an example to them? ‘ He did not ask a single one of these questions but only, “Peter, do you love me?” That is all. If Peter loved Jesus, the Holy Spirit would be in him, and he would lack nothing to feed the lambs and the sheep.” Fr Jean C. J. d’ElbĂ©e, I Believe in Love