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Dec 25 Breakfast over, Jesus asked Peter, “Simon John, do you love me more than these?” He replied, “Yes, Lord. You know I love you.”
Jesus said, “Feed my lambs,” and again, “Simon, do you love me?” Peter replied, “Yes, Lord. You know I love you.” The Lord said, “Shepherd my flock.”
A third time Jesus asked, “Simon, do you love me?” Peter, grieved at the Lord’s insistence, said, “Lord, you know everything. You know I love you.”
Jesus said, “Feed my sheep. When you were young you dressed yourself and went wherever you chose; but when you get old, you will stretch your hands and someone else will dress and take you where you won’t want go.” Jesus said this to show the kind of death by which Peter would glorify God.