John 21 20-25 Jesus and the Beloved Disciple

Peter turned around and saw the disciple, whom Jesus loved following, who reclined close to him at the meal and had said ‘Lord, who is your betrayer?’ 

Peter seeing this one said to Jesus ‘Lord, what about this man?’ 

Jesus said to him: ‘Suppose I wish him to stay until I com e, what is that to you? You, follow me!’

As as result, the word went out to the brothers that that disciple would not die. But Jesus did not say  to him that he might not die but ‘Suppose I wish him to stay until I come, what is that to you?’

This is the disciple who bears witness about these things, and who has written these things, and we know that his witness is true. 

And there are many other things which Jesus did, if every one were written, I suppose that the world itself might not have room for the books that might be written.

O Lord Jesus Christ,
stay beside me to defend me,
within me to guide me,
before me to lead me,
and above me to bless me,
that with you and in you,
I may live, and move and have my being,
for ever and ever.


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