Sunday, April 18, 2010

John 21

In the story of the great catch of fish after the resurrection (John 21), when the disciples arrive onshore, they find Jesus with a fire of coals. When Isaiah was commissioned as a prophet (Isaiah 6), the angel touched his lips with [ta da!] a burning coal from the fire.

Near the end of the chapter, Peter asks Jesus about John. What's going to happen to John? Will he be a prisoner some day too? Jesus tells Peter to "Follow Me." Interestingly enough, that was what Jesus said when He first called Peter to be an apostle (Matthew 4).

It's kind of comforting that even the great St Peter had to be told some things over and over.

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