When the wolves came, you did not run for you are not a hireling!
You are truly worthy of the name Shepherd.
You imitated your Master when he stood before Pilate.
"Christ has suffered for you,
leaving you an example that you may follow in his steps:
Who did no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth.
Who, when he was reviled, did not revile,
when he suffered, did not threaten,
but yielded himself to him who judged him unjustly..." (1 Peter 2: 21-23)
Thank you, Holy Father, for embracing the Cross in silence.
Thank you for this your witness!