Saturday of the Seventh Week of Easter
May 27, 2023
Daily Reading from the USCCB: John 21:20-25
When we were kids and were asked a question we often answered, “None of your bee’s wax,” which was our childish way of saying, “None of your business.” As adults, we sometimes need to politely tell people that their question asks for information that we’re not willing to give—for whatever reason.
That’s pretty much what Jesus says to Peter when Peter asks about John. Jesus says, “What if I want him to remain until I come? What concern is it of yours? You follow me.” In other words, don’t be concerned about John. Just do what I’m asking you to do–namely follow me.
We can sometimes get worked up about someone else and be overly concerned about what they’re doing or how they’re being treated. Jesus’ message is simply: pay attention to what you are called to do and do it well, and don’t be concerned about others whose circumstances and situations you really don’t understand anyway.
In other words, we have plenty to do just keeping track of our own lives.