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John 21:20-25

Peter turned and saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following them; he was the one who had reclined next to Jesus at the supper and had said, 'Lord, who is it that is going to betray you?' When Peter saw him, he said to Jesus, 'Lord, what about him?' Jesus said to him, 'If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you? Follow me!' So the rumour spread in the community that this disciple would not die. Yet Jesus did not say to him that he would not die, but, 'If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you?'

This is the disciple who is testifying to these things and has written them, and we know that his testimony is true. But there are also many other things that Jesus did; if every one of them were written down, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written.

John 21:20-25
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    • ‘The rumour spread…!’ In one of the stories of C S Lewis, the lead character – who is a Christ figure - is challenged about the way he has dealt with another. He replies, ‘I tell no one any story but their own!’ Let me not interfere with what is going on between others and God..
    • Is there something I can learn about myself when I feel drawn to unhelpful speculation about the life or dealings of another?
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    • The Beloved Disciple is anonymous, but his memories form the basis of Saint John’s Gospel. He is the authority behind the community’s story about Jesus, and about his continuing presence among Christians. I thank this shadowy figure, and I ask that I too may faithfully proclaim the Christian story as a parent or teacher, or in humble conversation with friends.
    • Dear God, you have said ‘I know the plans I have for you, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope’ (Jeremiah 29:11). When I call on you, my God, come to me. Be my constant guide and companion.
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    • Each bible has a blank page at the end. This is for each of us to write our own gospel! We can note the incidents, relationships, bad times and good in our lives where Jesus was close, active, saving us, calling us and challenging us into discipleship. Can you note where and when your life with Jesus begin? Like John, we don’t know where it will end. Where is Jesus now writing his gospel in your life so that others will know is love, his call and his identity? Some good pointers for prayer!
    • Even as John concludes his gospel, he is aware that the words of Jesus may be misunderstood. I pray that I may be preserved from any misinterpretation of Jesus' words as I take this time in prayer, asking God to speak directly to my heart.
    • John had a sense that the works of Jesus were many, and that numerous books might be written. Before God, I consider the works of Jesus in my life, giving thanks for the hidden and evident ways in which I have come to life. I think of myself as a ‘gospel', a testament to God's loving presence and action.
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    • Each bible has a blank page at the end. This is for each of us to write our own gospel! We can note the incidents, relationships, bad times and good in our lives where Jesus was close, active, saving us, calling us and challenging us into discipleship. Can you note where and when your life with Jesus begin? Like John, we don’t know where it will end. Where is Jesus now writing his gospel in your life so that others will know is love, his call and his identity? Some good pointers for prayer!
    • Even as John concludes his gospel, he is aware that the words of Jesus may be misunderstood. I pray that I may be preserved from any misinterpretation of Jesus' words as I take this time in prayer, asking God to speak directly to my heart.
    • John had a sense that the works of Jesus were many, and that numerous books might be written. Before God, I consider the works of Jesus in my life, giving thanks for the hidden and evident ways in which I have come to life. I think of myself as a ‘gospel', a testament to God's loving presence and action.
  • Some thoughts on today's scripture

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    • Each bible has a blank page at the end. This is for each of us to write our own gospel! We can note the incidents, relationships, bad times and good in our lives where Jesus was close, active, saving us, calling us and challenging us into discipleship. Can you note where and when your life with Jesus begin? Like John, we don’t know where it will end. Where is Jesus now writing his gospel in your life so that others will know is love, his call and his identity? Some good pointers for prayer!
    • Even as John concludes his gospel, he is aware that the words of Jesus may be misunderstood. I pray that I may be preserved from any misinterpretation of Jesus' words as I take this time in prayer, asking God to speak directly to my heart.
    • John had a sense that the works of Jesus were many, and that numerous books might be written. Before God, I consider the works of Jesus in my life, giving thanks for the hidden and evident ways in which I have come to life. I think of myself as a ‘gospel', a testament to God's loving presence and action.