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"Jesus Doesn't Care About Your Failures"

"Jesus doesn't care about your failures."

That was a line in one of the daily "Pray-as-you-go" meditations I listen to, and it's gotten me thinking.

The comment was made in a reflection on John 21:15-19, the scene where Jesus asks Peter three times "do you love me?" As The Message puts it,

After breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?”“Yes, Master, you know I love you.”Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.”He then asked a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?”“Yes, Master, you know I love you.”Jesus said, “Shepherd my sheep.”Then he said it a third time: “Simon, son of John, do you love me?”Peter was upset that he asked for the third time, “Do you love me?” so he answered,“Master, you know everything there is to know. You’ve got to know that I love you.”Jesus said, “Feed my sheep" Remember this scene takes place after the resurrection.

After Peter had failed as a follower, having denied e…