"When Peter saw him, he said to Jesus, 'Lord, what about him' Jesus said to him,
"What If I want him to remain until I come? What concern is it of yours? You follow me."
These are the words to Peter from Jesus as Peter worries about John. Peter finds himself sticking his nose in another's business. Even Peter had to be taught to focus on what was most important of all.
How often do we get caught up in other people's lives? How often do we find ourselves worried over thing that don't concern us?
Nosey, Nosey, Nosey. I bet this is what Jesus was trying to say.
Imagine how much drama would be eliminated in our life if we weren't so worried about things that don't concern us. Imagine what our life would look like if we Just minded our own business and trusted God to take care of the rest.
What concern is it if yours?
Mediatet on these words of JEsus to Peter and evaluate your life. Where do these words bring true freedom of heart and mind. PErhaps its time to let go and use that energy on more productive things.
Then remember the words of Jesus, "Yo follow me."
There it is. The paradigm of true freedom and empowerment for us: you follow me. If we focused on being a disciple of Jesus how much more would the world be transformed.
Don't be nosey. Do be a follow of Jesus.