Speak Lord: Good Shepherd

Living Eucharist

rosary 3The first reading for today, the 16th Sunday of the year, introduces the theme of the Shepherd and his sheep, which will be heard again in the Psalm sung and the Gospel proclaimed today.

It speaks of bad shepherds and of God as the remedy to their failings.

‘Doom for the shepherds who allow the flock of my pasture to be destroyed and scattered – it is the Lord who speaks! This, therefore, is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says about the shepherds in charge of my people: You have let my flock be scattered and go wandering and have not taken care of them.

Right, I will take care of you for your misdeeds – it is the Lord who speaks! But the remnant of my flock I myself will gather from all the countries where I have dispersed them, and will bring them back to their pastures: they shall…

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