"Feed my sheep"

On the shore of the Tiberian Sea, Christ Jesus met his disciples after his resurrection, in the flush of a new dawn, and gave them precious instructions. To Simon Peter he repeated the command, "Feed my sheep."

A tender shepherd leaves the care of his flock only in loving hands. Thus, by way of emphasis, Jesus preceded his command, "Feed my sheep," with the repeated inquiry, "Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me?" Did he not thus indicate that love for the true idea of sonship was the basic qualification demanded for healing the sick, raising the dead, and spreading the gospel in Christ's name?

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October 3, 1936
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