More Than These?

Jesus asked Peter an important question, "Peter, do you love me more than these?" (John 21:25). That is what I am trying to learn and relearn these days. I've been pondering on Jesus' "more than these." More than what? I wonder too what my "more than these" are! Books on my shelves, my house, my family and loved ones? ... When I prepared to take the trip, my heart was aching as I looked at my children. How could I stop loving and caring for them? I asked, "Lord, you mean they're included in your 'more than these'?" Then, the Lord revealed an answer, "You love them, Angelo, yes continue to do so. Just don't love them more than you love Me." And then I came to know more clearly what He was trying to say to Peter.