What would your answer be?
If the Lord asked you; do you love me?
Just as; Jesus asked Peter:
John 21:15: So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.
1. A young sheep.
2. Flesh of this animal, used as food.
3. A gentle, innocent, or helpless person.
A Lamb is not grown; it must be treated; as an innocent, helpless being.
One of the problems; that many Christians; may have to day; is that we may treat baby Christians, the same as we do Christians that have been saved for a long time; that may have tough; rough skin. I have never been able to understand anyone; that has spent time; in the presence of a loving God and can come away bitter, harsh and cynical.
John 21:16: He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
John 21:17: He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
Jesus; ask Peter 3 times; did He love Him.
I wonder; does this have anything to do with the unconditional love; that Jesus exemplifies to us.
Meaning; that we should show the same love to one another?
How would you/I answer this question?
We cannot give something away that we do not possess.
No matter what it is?
Whatever; it may be; if you do not have it; you cannot give it.