Holy Love Ministry
December 27, 2015
St. John Vianney, Cure d’Ars and Patron of Priests says:
“Praise be to Jesus.”
“I have come today with an open letter to all Bishops.”
“Dear brother priests, remember, first and foremost, you are priests and then Bishops. It is your job to set the tone for personal holiness for all the priests who must follow you. You must be certain to secure the faith of all who are under you by promoting only the true tenets of faith in the schools and from the pulpit.”
“You are not given your office through Divine Providence as a means of gaining wealth or popularity. You must lead in Truth without regard for others’ opinions. If you do so, there will be no confusion. Never be afraid of identifying evil or calling a sin a sin. That is your duty.”
“Finally, do not command but lead with loving respect for those under your charge. Then loving respect will return to you.”
Read 1 Peter 5:2-4+
Tend the flock of God that is your charge, not by constraint but willingly, not for shameful gain but eagerly, not as domineering over those in your charge but being examples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd is manifested you will obtain the unfading crown of glory.
+-Scripture verses asked to be read by St. John Vianney.
-Scripture taken from the Ignatius Bible.