Then Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep.” (John 21: 15-17)
Love is an action word. It is a verb as well as a noun and in this interchange, Jesus helps Peter and us to see what love looks like in action. Literal feeding isn’t a bad place to start. One in five families with children in Minnesota are faced with food insecurity (the new way of talking about hunger). Love requires follow-through.
Who are the sheep that Jesus is asking us to feed? If it is not food that is needed, what love-action can we give as God’s people, to one another?
Prayer: Embolden me, Jesus, lead me to those I need to love, and give me the courage not to walk away. Let me be a sheep-feeder in Your name. Amen.