Vatican City, June 07, 2013 (Zenit.org)
[At the end of his homily, Pope Francis spoke of God’s love for us – to read from the beginning, link here: http://www.zenit.org/en/articles/pope-reflects-on-the-science-of-god-s-tenderness ]
Concluding his homily, Pope Francis called on those present to not only love others the way God loves us, but more importantly, to let ourselves be loved by God.
“This may sound like heresy, but it is the greatest truth! It is more difficult to let God love us, than to love Him! the Pope exclaimed.
The best way to love Him in return is to open our hearts and let Him love us. Let Him draw close to us and feel Him close to us. This is really very difficult: letting ourselves be loved by Him. And that is perhaps what we need to ask today in the Mass: ‘Lord, I want to love You, but teach me the difficult science, the difficult habit of letting myself be loved by You, . . . . May the Lord give us this grace.”