Friday 28 June 2019

About Today Readings

Ezekiel 34:11-16. Psalm 22(23). Romans 5:5-11. Luke 15:3-7.
The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want ­– Psalm 22(23).
‘The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.’

Today’s parable shows God’s great love for us with the images of stray sheep and a divine shepherd. Each and every one of us matters to God, especially the lost, the injured and the weak. God does not promise that we can avoid suffering, but promises to be with us in the middle of our suffering. Drawing close in our time of need, Christ chooses to walk with us on the way.

As people of God we know that no one is beyond the reach of grace and redemption, no matter how deep and dark the valleys may seem to be at times. How will I show God’s love to others who feel that they are lost and alone? Will I share what I have with those who need food, shelter and rest? Do I have the courage to walk alongside others in their suffering? Lord, show me your ways.

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