Peter was told by the Lord to follow Him. Instead of responding, "Lord, by Thy grace I will," he seems to have been occupied with his fellow-disciple John. "Lord, and what shall this man do?" he inquired.
Answering him our Lord said, "What is that to thee?" And He added, making it more definitely personal, "Follow thou Me." (John 21:22)
Let us not look upon others when we should be looking on our Lord. Whatever the other man may be called to do, and whether he does it or not is not our business (though we should seek to help others by example and precept).
Our business is to follow our Lord for ourselves.
- Scattered Seed. (moreillustrations.com)
" .... work out your own salvation with fear and trembling." - Paul (Phi 2:12)