Pope Francis Homily during the Holy Eucharist in Manila Cathedral
Delivered January 16 2015 | Credits: VERITAS 846
“Do you love me?… Tend my sheep” (Jn 21:15-17).
Jesus’ words to Peter in today’s Gospel are the first words I speak to you, dear brother bishops and priests, men and women religious, and young seminarians. These words remind us of something essential. All pastoral ministry is born of love. All consecrated life is a sign of Christ’s reconciling love. Like Saint Therese, in the variety of our vocations, each of us is called, in some way, to be love in the heart of the Church.