20Peter turned and saw that the disciple whom Jesus loved was following them. (This was the one who had leaned back against Jesus at the supper and had said, "Lord, who is going to betray you?") 21When Peter saw him, he asked, "Lord, what about him?"
22Jesus answered, "If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? You must follow me." – Jn 2
Jesus was reinstating Peter, having conversations around breakfast, asking Peter about his love for him. In that context, Jesus gives a foreshadowing of Peter’s life as he gets older. Peter responds by saying "What about him [John]?” Jesus’ answer is brilliant. "It’s not really your business, Peter. Your business is to follow me."
You ever look around and wonder why some other people may get some breaks and you still struggle along? Ever feel like you are getting passed over? Feel like things are not quite as fair as they should be? Every wonder to yourself, “What about them God, are they going to go through some tough stuff like I am?” Maybe he would say:
"It’s not really your business. Your business is to follow me."
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