“Feed My Sheep” is the requirement that
Jesus asks us to do, and is our mission at the House of the Carpenter II in Moundsville. We are his chosen and
loved people. In order to accomplish this task we are to take on the role of servant and clothe ourselves with
compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
Here is more from our Daily
Do you love Me? . .
. Feed My sheep. —John 21:17
Just before Jesus left this earth, He instructed
Simon Peter to care for the dearest object of His love—His sheep. How could anyone care for them as Jesus cares?
Only out of love for Him. There is no other way.
Three times Jesus asked Peter, “Do you love Me?”
Peter answered, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.” Each time, Jesus answered, “Feed My
Was Jesus unaware of Peter’s love? Of course not.
His threefold question was not for Himself, but for Peter. He asked His questions to underscore the essential truth
that only love for Christ would sustain Peter in the work that lay ahead—that arduous, demanding work of caring for
people’s souls—perhaps the hardest work of all.
Jesus did not ask Peter if he loved His sheep,
but if he loved Him.
Affection for God’s people in itself will not sustain us. His sheep can be unresponsive,
unappreciative, and harshly critical of our efforts to love and to serve them. In the end, we will find ourselves
defeated and discouraged.
The “love of Christ”—our love for Him—is the only
sufficient motivation that will enable us to stay the course, to continue to feed the flock of God. Thus Jesus asks
you and me, “Do you love Me? Feed My sheep.”