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.