Francis just told a group of children, "I do not know if I truly love Jesus. I try to love him..." See here.
What a shame. Saint Peter Julian Eymard reminds us that, "It was from the height of His Cross that our Lord first drew all the souls to Himself by
redeeming them. But when our Lord uttered these words, He certainly also had in mind His Eucharistic throne, to the foot of which He means to draw all souls so as to bind them there with the chains of His love.
Our Lord wants to instill in us a passionate love for Himself. Any virtue or idea which does not end by becoming a passion will never produce
A child's affection is not love. A child loves by instinct and because it feels that it us loved; it loves itself in those who do it good.
A domestic servant may be devoted; his love will be real only if he is devoted out of affection for his master, without any thought of personal advantage.
Love cannot triumph unless it becomes the one passion of our life. Without such a passion we may produce isolated acts of love; but our life is not really won or consecrated to an ideal.
Unless we have a passionate love for our Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament, we shall accomplish nothing.
Certainly, our Lord loves us passionately in the Eucharist; He loves us blindly without a thought for Himself, devoting Himself entirely for our good. We should love Him as
He loves us."
In John 21: 15-17, we read, "When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, 'Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?' He said to him, 'Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.' He said to him, “Feed my lambs.”
He then said to him a second time, 'Simon, son of John, do you love me?' He said to him, 'Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.' He said to him, 'Tend my sheep.' He said to him the third time, 'Simon, son of John, do you love me?' Peter was distressed that he had said to him a third time, 'Do you love me?' and he said to him, 'Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.' [Jesus] said to him, 'Feed my sheep.'"
The Vicar of Christ is called to show his love for Jesus by feeding the sheep - and this with the food which is sound doctrine. But he who sits on the throne of Peter is not offering such food. No doubt because his love for the Lord Jesus is in question.
He even entertains doubts himself!