John 21: 18 – 23, ‘Don’t Compare’

The old Peter resurfaces in this text and his mouth moves before his brain is engaged. Peter says this, “What about him?” I think we all relate to Peter’s comments. The human condition is such that we spend endless time comparing ourselves with others. We so often feel good or bad in comparison to others. It is our sinful human condition. The answer that Jesus gave is so instructive.

22 “If I want him to remain until I come, what is that to you? As for you, follow me.”