The Shepherd We Call Good 2017

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The Shepherd We Call Good, Painting by: Ronald Raab, CSC

I painted this image of the Good Shepherd last week. We will use it as a bulletin cover sometime this summer. This image speaks to me of our call to solidarity and compassion with all who are lost and marginalized. I invite you to pray with this image, especially as you reflect on today’s Second Reading from 1Peter.

Reading 2  1 Pt 2:20b-25

Beloved:
If you are patient when you suffer for doing what is good,
this is a grace before God.
For to this you have been called,
because Christ also suffered for you,
leaving you an example that you should follow in his footsteps.
He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth.

When he was insulted, he returned no insult;
when he suffered, he did not threaten;
instead, he handed himself over to the one who judges justly.
He himself bore our sins in his body upon the cross,
so that, free from sin, we might live for righteousness.
By his wounds you have been healed.
For you had gone astray like sheep,
but you have now returned to the shepherd and guardian of your souls.

One thought on “The Shepherd We Call Good 2017

  1. Surprised the good Shepard paintings weren’t on this week’s cover–but I really liked the “mosaic” cross. Good article on the art program! Say a prayer for me–trying to find cause of chest pains. AARRRGGG! A

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