Vatican City, Feb 20, 2019 / 04:09 am
Despite the best efforts of human beings, it is only God the Father who will never fall short in loving his children, Pope Francis said Wednesday.
"No one must doubt that he is the recipient of [the Father's] love," the pope said Feb. 20. "He loves us, he loves me, we can say. He loves us even if our father and our mother have not loved us, there is a God in heaven who loves us as nobody on this earth has ever done and will ever do."
At his weekly general audience, Pope Francis continued his catechesis on the 'Our Father,' focusing on the start of the prayer and the words: "Our Father, who art in heaven..."
This means, he said, that though it is impossible to find perfect love on earth, among imperfect creatures, "there is another love, that of the Father 'who is in heaven.'"