Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Jesus to Peter: "Do you love me?"

Our Holy Land pilgrimage with "the Way" continued this morning with Mass at the Church of the Primacy of Peter, after which we were invited to venerate the rock from which Christ three times asked Saint Peter "Do you love me?"  After Mass I was privileged to join the Bishops in approaching the rock where Cardinal Guiltier Bassetti, Bishop of Pergia stood in for the Lord and asked each one us, "Do you love me?"  I responded "Yes, Lord," and then kissed the rock which has been venerated as the site of the Petrine Confession from the first centuries of the Church