The Lord has just told Peter to follow Him and Peter wants to know about John. (John 21:20-25). The Lord has called each of us to great intimacy and discipleship, but we can be distracted by many things; especially how He works in the life of someone else. We are tempted to measure the value of our discipleship by the way it is perceived by others.
The Lord expects us to keep focused on him and to faithfully use the gifts He has given us to the best of our ability and with the help of His grace we will reach our end, which is holiness.
Isn’t this a freedom?