Augustine For Today

January 31 – Saint John Bosco

Do you love me? Tend my sheep. Surely this means: ‘If you love me, your thoughts must focus on taking care of my sheep, not taking care of yourself. You must tend them as mine, not as yours; seek in them my glory, not yours; my sovereign rights, not yours; my gain, not yours. Otherwise you will find yourself among those who belong to the ‘times of peril,’ those who are guilty of self-love and the other sins that go with that beginning of evils.’

On the Gospel of John 123, 5