But Peter seeks even more. His response to Jesus, "Bid me come to you" discloses his desire for union with Jesus, truly human, truly divine. Jesus' reply, "Come" is an invitation and confirmation, revealing Jesus' desire for union and communion with Peter, with us- now.
Christ at the Sea of Galilee, Jacopo Tintoretto, Venetian, c. 1575/1580, oil on canvas, 46 1/8 x 66 5/8 in., National Gallery of Art, Washington. Excerpts from this morning's homily by Father Isaac.