"Let us ... remember Peter: three times he denied Jesus, precisely when he should have been closest to him; and when he hits bottom he meets the gaze of Jesus who patiently, wordlessly, says to him: "Peter, don't be afraid of your weakness, trust in Me."
Peter understands, he feels the loving gaze of Jesus and he weeps.
How beautiful is this gaze of Jesus — how much tenderness is there! Brothers and sisters, let us never lose trust in the patience and mercy of God!" - Pope Francis
"Why do you look for more?
Ask Him only to deign to look upon you.
Tell Him with entire confidence:
'Look upon me and have mercy on me' (Ps 118:132)
Remembering that, as soon as Jesus had looked on
that young man who came to Him, He loved him,
fear not to tell Him also:
"Look upon me and... love me!'"
Fr Jose Guadalupe Trevino
From The Holy Eucharist
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