Daily Archives: 2018/04/04

Jesus and the Beloved Disciple

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turned and saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following them; he was the one who had reclined next to Jesus at the supper and had said, “Lord, who is it that is going to betray you?” When Peter saw him, he said to Jesus, “Lord, what about him?” Jesus said to him, “If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you? Follow me!” So the rumor spread in the community that this disciple would not die. Yet Jesus did not say to him that he would not die, but, “If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you?” This is the disciple who is testifying to these things and has written them, and we know that his testimony is true. But there are also many other things that Jesus did; if every one of them were written down, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. (John 21:20-25, NRSV)

I think this is a great reminder for all of us. Why should it be our concern what happens to anyone else? We need to focus on our relationship with Christ. Focus our own life on where God is leading and calling us to go. We can not and should not be concerned with others.Whether it is the gifts they have we wish we could have or what is happening to them we wish would happen to us. When we compare ourselves to others we focus on our selves and not Christ. We only get caught up in the storm when we take our eyes off of Christ.

So don’t worry about others, focus yourself and your life on Christ.


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