I believe Christ asking Peter if he loved Him 3 times was to help him ultimately heal from denying his Savior 3 times and uproot a seed of rebellion in him, but at the time it was clearly painful to Peter to the point of anguish. When our Lord forces us to confront our failure and sin the act of rooting the seeds of rebellion is a surgery for which there is no anesthesia. The process can often leave us temporarily broken. But it is from here that Christ collects the pieces that are valuable and restores and makes us new creations in him, free of a little less of ourselves each time it occurs.
Talon’s Point of the Day is meant to be concise yet thought provoking. If you are impacted feel free to share the point with others, with or without citation.