|meeting Francis before mass|
My heart is full of gratitude for God’s great gift today.
As I met Pope Francis this morning before mass, I asked him for his blessing on my family (I meant my physical family as well as my family in the larger sense – my fellow brothers, deacons, and priests, and all my friends – that means all of you!) and my future priesthood. He gave it with all the joy that Francis has.
I’ve spent a lot of time just pondering today’s gift, and storing it all up in my heart.
God be with you all!