There is certainly something much more significant going on with the multiple questions of the Lord. Jesus is laying out a sort of job description for disciple wannabes. Those who will be involved in the day-to-day work of caring for the people of God need to know what to do.
It’s not quite enough to merely dive into the waters of discipleship after having a mystical experience or a spiritual high.
If you love Jesus, you’ve got to get dressed, wade ashore, roll up your sleeves, and dig into the work of discipleship if you want to tend and feed the flock of God.