PODCAST | Passionately Loving the World

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In a homily given by St. Josemaria Escriva in the 1960’s, he called everyone gathered there to imitate Jesus’ love for humanity. But what does this call invite us to do today?

In this podcast, Fr. Peter Armenio enlightens us by explaining that the call to passionately love the world invites us to leave our comfort zone, find new compassion for others, be present for those who do not know that they hunger for Christ, His consolation, and His peace. In turn, our efforts of imitating Christ will ultimately give our lives meaning and we will have found true love.

Jesus summoned his disciples and said, “My heart is moved with pity for the crowd, for they have been with me now for three days and have nothing to eat.  I do not want to send them away hungry, for fear they may collapse on the way.”  . . . Jesus said to them, “How many loaves do you have?”  “Seven,” . . . “and a few fish. . . .  Then he took the seven loaves and the fish, gave thanks, broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, who in turn gave them to the crowds. They all ate and were satisfied.  They picked up the fragments left over–seven baskets full.” (Matt. 15:32-37)

We should take note that if we trust enough to give Our Lord, Jesus Christ all that we have, as in the loaves and the fish, then there is nothing to worry about for Jesus will always take care of us.

Rev. Peter Armenio Rev. Peter Armenio

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.

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