After the barbeque breakfast on the beach, Jesus turned to Peter. Doubtless Peter was still ashamed of his triple denial of the Lord; perhaps he wondered how Jesus would treat him. Speaking simply, Jesus addressed him by his formal name (Simon, son of John) and asked if he loved Jesus more than all the others did. The word Jesus used for ‘love’ was ‘agapao’: this means a godlike and sacrificial love which is seen in self-giving whatever the cost. However, Peter could not honestly say that he loved Jesus like that.