John, one of the 12 apostles that Jesus picked as his main group. He wrote 5 books that are in the Bible. John, I John, II John, III John and Revelation. He lived the longest of the apostles and Jesus set him up as the one to take card of Jesus’ mother. In the little letter, I , II, and III John he is very kind but insists that if you say you love God and don’t love your brother, that you don’t really love God.
Let’s look at what we know about him in the Scriptures:
Matthew and Mark always listed him after his brother James.
Mark said that James and John asked to be at the right and left hand of Jesus when he came into his Kingdom. Matthew said that their mommy asked Jesus for this.
John never used his brother’s name in the book of John.
He did refer to himself as ‘the one that Jesus love’ several times.
He is the one that let us know that he outran Peter when they went to the tomb. And that Peter is the one who cut off a guys ear — the others mention the ear, but don’t tell you who did it. When Peter was following along at the first trial, John writes that he was able to go in fine, and that he went back to get them to let Peter in.
John wasn’t perfect. Jesus nicknamed him as his brother James as ‘sons of thunder’. But he grew and was useful to Jesus.
You aren’t perfect either. Neither are your teammates. If you didn’t know this, sorry to break the news to you. Get over it. Deal with it. You can all grow and work with each other now. You don’t have to wait until you are perfect.