It’s all about love. Real love. Lasting love. Everlasting love.


The Holy Father has been reading my emails! OK. It’s presumptuous to even joke like that: for one, there is nothing new under the sun according to Holy Scripture and the Holy Spirit inspires people in similar ways and, for certain, there is no way I would be a step ahead of a pope. What I do know is that “The Latino Pope” is speaking my language! The language of love!

“The Evangelizing Pope” is reaching out – as evangelizers do. As a Pastor of Souls he is reaching out to the sheep entrusted to his care with… with care. He is diligently exhibiting his pastoral concern, sharing the truths of the Gospel and the love of the Gospel.

On a daily basis, Pope Francis’ somewhat unexpected and even controversial words and gestures confirm something the Lord has put on my heart to offer the People of God… And it’s all about love. Real love. Lasting love. Everlasting love.

On the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, he reminded us that the Triune God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – is not abstract nor vague, but has a name: God is love. His love “is not sentimental, emotional, but the love of the Father who is the source of all life; the love of the Son who died on the cross and rose; the love of the Spirit who renews man and the world.” And what does the Triune God do for us?, he asked as he preached to children receiving their First Communion. The Father creates us, the Son saves us, and the Holy Spirit loves us! Yes, the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit are for us!   

God is love! The Gospel message is all about love! Real love. Lasting love. Everlasting love.

With his gestures Pope Francis models the Gospel mandate to love, and with his words he admonishes us to do the same – to receive the love and share the love received; to profess and proclaim to the world a simple yet basic and crucial Gospel message… And it’s all about love. Real love. Lasting love. Everlasting love.

This “Latina Evangelizer” (and “Gospel Lover”) is working on a new evangelization project that takes up the language of love and translates it into concrete outreach to insiders and outsiders. I do so in the hopes of further contributing to the ever-ancient, ever-new appeal of the Triune God to us, His people: to be evangelizers, new evangelizers who show and share His love and life, His loving plan and purposes to the many who have yet to appropriate the redemption “won by One” over 2,000 years ago. Yes, all were redeemed – yet so many don’t know it or seem not to want the redemption offered to them. We can help them! And help we must.

More details about this new evangelization outreach project coming soon… And it’s all about love. Real love. Lasting love. Everlasting love.

For now, enjoy the Pope’s Holy Trinity Sunday homily and Angelus as he proclaims that GOD IS LOVE and calls us to enter the embrace of His communion which is eternal life.

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