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Archive for April, 2016

We Are not Alone

1-The Good Shepherd-800The other day I was caring for my five year old grand-daughters, Jane and Rose.   They are in kindergarten in a parochial school.  My daughter had asked me to help them go over a prayer that they had to say over the loudspeaker.  It was a prayer for Good Shepherd Sunday.  It struck me in its simplicity:  “Jesus is our Good Shepherd.  He is with us night and day.  He knows each one of us.  He shows us ways to love God and one another.”

When I attended Mass on the Fourth Sunday of Easter, I thought of this beautiful, little prayer.  It reminded me of the unending support of Jesus as he guides us and watches over his flock.  We sang in the responsorial from Psalm 100:  “We are his people, the sheep of his flock.”

Not many of us have seen a shepherd in action.  However, we know that a “good shepherd” will do anything to protect his flock from danger.  So it is with the Lord.  He offered himself as the paschal lamb to redeem us and give us new life.  We hear in the Book of Revelation:  “For the Lamb who is in the center of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to springs of life-giving water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” (more…)


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