Once again, Jesus is very direct. No beating around the bush.
Jesus knew that Peter loved him. Even when he denied knowing Jesus, Jesus knew, in his core, that Peter loved him.
Jesus now gave Peter 3 opportunities to affirm his love. Jesus wanted him fully redeemed for the 3 denials. This was for Peter, and the others. It wasn’t for Jesus. Jesus knew. God is in a good mood.
Jesus wants to know if I love him. That is the only question of import. While not perfectly, I do indeed. I will stand for him.
After breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?”
“Yes, Master, you know I love you.”
Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.”