Tuesday 11 December 2018

About Today Readings

Isaiah 40:1-11. Psalm 95(96):1-3, 10-13. Matthew 18:12-14.
The Lord our God comes in strength – Psalm 95(96):1-3, 10-13.

‘Will he not leave the ninety-nine to find the one stray?’

Lord, this shepherd image fascinated your early followers. It became their preferred representation of you on the walls of the catacombs. It expresses the intimacy of your personal relationship with each one of us. It speaks of your abiding presence in our lives, of the gentle care with which you watch over us.

Lord, I want to be held in your care. Come and deepen my faith. Dwell in my heart and build up my hope. Animate me with your love. And in my turn teach me to shepherd in love those you have entrusted to me.

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