Speak Lord: So we might better know your care.

Living Eucharist

Rosary 4

The psalm for Mass tomorrow, the 16th Sunday of the Year, anticipates the Gospel.

There, in Mark’s account of the disciples returning from mission and Jesus’ care for them, we hear also of how Jesus is unexpectedly met with a great crowd of other people needing his pastoral ministry. They are like sheep without a shepherd.

The psalm celebrates God’s shepherding of his people: his loving care and our safety.

The Lord is my shepherd: there is nothing I shall want.

The Lord is my shepherd;
there is nothing I shall want.
Fresh and green are the pastures
where he gives me repose.
Near restful waters he leads me,
to revive my drooping spirit.

The Lord is my shepherd: there is nothing I shall want.

He guides me along the right path;
he is true to his name.
If I should walk in the valley of darkness
no evil would I…

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