A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
Recordare, Iesu pie, Quod sum causa tuae viae: Ne me perdas illa die...

Friday, May 25, 2007

Where you do not want to go

Christ’s words to Peter in today’s Gospel (John 21:15-19) are spoken to us as well.

Someone else will dress you
and lead you where you do not want to go.

Christ was foretelling how Peter would die.

Christ is also telling us how we should live:
being prudent and taking care of ourselves as we can,
but remembering we need to seek the glorious robes of grace
rather than our own comfort or glory
and to follow where God leads
rather than the way of our own desires.

And when he had said this,
he said to him,
Follow me.”