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John 21:20-22 • You Follow Me

"Peter, turning around, saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following them; the one who also had leaned back on His bosom at the supper and said, 'Lord, who is the one who betrays You?' So Peter seeing him said to Jesus, 'Lord, and what about this man?' Jesus said to him, 'If I want him to remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow Me!'"
    —John 21:20-22 (NASB)

Jesus never said He would treat us the same as everyone else, just according to the measure of our own obedience. We have no one to measure up to but our self. But, oh, how our eyes wander to the next person.

There is a very standard response that comes from someone when they are trying to deflect blame or criticism from their self that goes something like, "Yeah, but YOU once [insert sin here] so who are YOU to talk?" We're trying to make the case that no one can point out our current fault because at some point in the finger-pointer's history, they experienced some kind of fault, too. It doesn't matter that they're completely unrelated in time, space, and context. "What about this man?"

Why do we spend so much time looking at others? It's time no one—including our self—is looking at us. "You follow Me!"