Looking Sideways – John 21

Jesus’ story begins to influence and infiltrate the world through a rag tag bunch of disciples. The future of the Jesus movement will be shaped by followers of Jesus who have all sorts of different approaches to life, ways of learning, personalities and purposes. The way Jesus commissions Peter is very different to how he calls John, but the temptation to look sideways and compare is strong. How can we embrace the value of difference and resist a spirit of comparison as we walk the path that Jesus calls us towards for the sake of the world?