Nothing at All
At the Twenty-First of John’s Gospel, Jesus asked Peter if he loved his Lord more than these. If Peter was being asked to compare his love for his fellow disciples to his love for the Savior, then Peter would certainly have to love the Lord much more. Otherwise, he could not keep his earlier commitment to never be offended because of Jesus, even if all others were. If Peter was being asked to compare his love for the Savior to his love for physical sustenance, such as that upon which he had just dined, then, again, he would have to love the Lord much more, and indicate this greater devotion by faithful engagement in the work unto which he was called. If devotion to Christ does not alter and perfect a person’s sense of priority and responsibility, then it has really done nothing at all.
Written by David Hayes Prophater