Father Stefan reflects on reading of the day June 6 ‘Love Quiz’

After Jesus had revealed himself to his disciples and eaten breakfast with them, 
he said to Simon Peter,
“Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?”
Simon Peter answered him, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.”
Jesus said to him, “Feed my lambs.”
He then said to Simon Peter a second time,
“Simon, son of John, do you love me?”
Simon Peter answered him, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” 
He said to him, “Tend my sheep.”
He said to him the third time,
“Simon, son of John, do you love me?”
Peter was distressed that he had said to him a third time,
“Do you love me?” and he said to him,
“Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.”
Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep.
Amen, amen, I say to you, when you were younger,
you used to dress yourself and go where you wanted; 
but when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands,
and someone else will dress you
and lead you where you do not want to go.”
He said this signifying by what kind of death he would glorify God.
And when he had said this, he said to him, “Follow me.”

Pope Francis writes, “How is your first love?…Am I in Love as on the first day with Jesus?… Or does work and worries lead me to other things, and forget love a little?”

Love quiz from Leo Buscaglia, ‘Born for Love’

Is anyone a little happier because I came along today?

Did I leave any concrete evidence of my kindness, and sign of love?

Did I try to think of someone I know in a more positive light?

Did I help someone to feel joy, to laugh, at least, to smile?

Have I attempted to remove a little of the rust that is corroding my relationships?

Have I gone through the day without fretting over what I don’t have and celebrating the things that I do have?

Have I forgiven others for being less than perfect?

Have I forgiven myself?

Have I leaned something new about life, living or love?

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1 thought on “Father Stefan reflects on reading of the day June 6 ‘Love Quiz’”

  1. Great reminder of the seemingly small things we can do each day as we follow Jesus. He is the way, the truth, and the life. The suggestion I’m concentrating on especially today is the Love Quiz question: “Did I try to think of someone I know in a more positive light?” <

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