Homily of the Apostolic Nuncio Chapel of the Apostolic Nunciature Saturday, 19 May 2018
Gospel: John 21: 20-25
Today’s Gospel begins with Peter’s question: “Lord, what about him?” 
A mysterious utterance which ends again with the same affirmation as before: Follow me! Jesus seems to want to bridle Peter’s curiosity. Just as each one of us has his/her own history, in the same way each one of us has his/her own way of following Jesus. Nobody is the exact copy of another person. This also recalls the laborers in the vineyard. Each of us also has our own history and relationship with Jesus which is personal and directed by Him if we accept it.
Peter’s questions, and the assumptions of the other disciples, could be an example of the sins of pride, or envy. Rather than rejoicing at the favorable treatment they thought John had, Peter wanted to know the details. Then the rumors and the gossip went out.
The Book was ready but there were many other facts about Jesus. A beautiful thought to conclude the Gospel of John. It seems an exaggeration, but it is the truth. Never will anyone be capable of writing all the things that Jesus has done and continues to do in the life of people who follow Jesus!