We have a great Bishop in Charlotte; he very much enjoys being with his priests. And vice versa. This is rare for bishops and priests. I witnessed this same joy after Mass today out front of Saint Peter’s as in the picture I took above.
There was a phrase from his homily that was like a lightning bolt and it immediately burned itself into my memory:
Gioia più grande d’ogni dubbio. “Joy greater than any doubt.”
He explained this as an encounter with the Incarnate Lord Jesus, risen, with the wounds He would have us see.
And we can see with the eyes of faith, with the Eucharist.
“My Lord and my God!”
That’s not an arrogant possessiveness, he said, but rather speaks to the goodness and kindness of Jesus.
Great insights, really.