Good Shepherd Sunday 2018

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Painting: Ronald Raab, CSC

 

Oh, Good Shepherd,

Chase down the lost and unseen and

Go quickly to their side…

 To the elderly man that needs a diaper change in the corner room of the memory care unit…

To sit with a newborn waiting for a heart transplant…

To this child’s parents, hold them in their exhaustion…

To a drug addict who was planning to be married this weekend but overdosed after the rehearsal dinner…

To the mentally fragile priest who harshly judges rather than inviting penitents into your mercy…

To the young mother holding on for dear life to her secret affairs and who feels so trapped in her marriage…

To the teenager that is always told he does not belong because he sees the world so differently…

To the police officer who is losing his emotional way with his family because of the suffering he experiences every day…

To the teenage girl who desperately wants to be invited to her prom…

To the restaurant owner who needs money to keep his business open and his family together…

To the religious sister who teaches immigrants along the boarder and needs food and shelter for every new student…

To the wealthy CEO who often gets lost going to work and sometimes can’t find his way out of the company restroom due to his quickly approaching Alzheimer’s…

Oh, Good Shepherd,

Chase down the lost and unseen and

Go quickly to their side…

 

 

2 thoughts on “Good Shepherd Sunday 2018

  1. These reflections are so powerful. Jesus seeks us when we feel lost and forsaken, and brings meaning and grace back into our lives when we reach out and help others. We are the eyes and hands of Christ. Thanks, Fr. Ron!

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