“Do you love me more than these? These what? Oh, these 153 fish that I just caught? I sure do, Jesus. I’d gladly give up fishing—my very livelihood—if it meant being with you.”
How quickly Peter answered.
Jesus is asking me lately whether I love him more than financial security, or even providing for my family. He’s not, I think, asking me to forgo money (just as he wasn’t telling Peter to never fish again). He’s simply asking what I trust in more. At the end of the day, when all seems lost and I want to crawl in a hole, what do I trust more? Who do I love more?