PODCAST | Is Christ My Passion?
Today on the podcast…
Fr. Peter Armenio, priest of Opus Dei, reflects on the poverty spirit we should cultivate in order to make Jesus Christ the priority of our lives.
Like the rich young man in the Gospel (Mk 10:17-22), Fr. Peter explains how Jesus Christ is also asking us now:
- Do you believe that only I (God) can fill you?
- Do you keep my (God’s) commandments?
- Do you put me (God) first? Am I (Jesus Christ) your passion?
“To follow Christ — that is the secret. We must accompany him so closely that we come to live with him, like the first Twelve did; so closely, that we become identified with him. Soon we will be able to say, provided we haven’t put obstacles in the way of grace, that we have put on, have clothed ourselves with Our Lord Jesus Christ. Our Lord is then reflected in our behavior, as in a mirror” (St. Josemaria Escriva; Friends of God, no. 299).
At the beginning of the podcast, Fr. Peter Armenio references this Pastoral Letter by Msgr. Fernando Ocariz, Prelate of Opus Dei: www.opusdei.org/en-us/document/letter-of-the-prelate-14-february-2017/
[This podcast was originally published in 2017.]
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Rev. Peter V. Armenio was ordained a priest of the Prelature of Opus Dei in 1980. He is the author of several books published by Midwest Theological Forum. He also served as President of the St. Josemaria Institute from 2006 to 2012. He has been working in campus ministry for the past 30 years and is currently a chaplain at The Willows Academy (Des Plaines, IL). He also preaches recollections and gives spiritual direction in Chicago.