MORNING MEDITATION IN THE CHAPEL OF THE
Christ died for everyone
Saturday, 23 March 2013
(by L'Osservatore Romano, Weekly ed. in English, n.
13, 27 March 2013)
Pope Francis celebrated Mass in the Chapel of the Domus
Sanctae Marthae for a group of employees of the garden and cleaning services
of the Governorate of Vatican City State on Saturday morning, 23 March. Also
invited were various workers in the greenhouse and around 15 Sisters of the
Pious Disciples of the Divine Master, who work in the telephone services of
Vatican City. In his Homily the Holy Father reflected on the Gospel of John
(11:45-56), noting that Jesus died for his people and for everyone. But this,
the Pope noted, must not be applied generically; it means that Jesus died
specifically for each and everyone of us individually. And this is the ultimate
expression of Jesus’ love for all people.