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Easter

FROM THE PASTOR

Dear Parishioners:

The Fourth Week of Easter is sometimes referred to as “Good Shepherd Sunday” because of the gospel for this week.  We have all seen the comforting image of Jesus carrying the sheep on His shoulders.  And elsewhere Jesus tells us that He will leave the 99 sheep and go after the 1 sheep that went astray!  We all should be grateful that Jesus goes after the 1 sheep.  All of us, at one time or another, probably wandered from the loving and watchful eye of the Good Shepherd.  Only to have Him come and rescue us from the mess we made for ourselves.  And He gently and lovingly led us back to the safety of the flock.  That is the shepherd’s role:  To watch over and protect the flock and to go and rescue the strays.

Jesus tells us in the gospel that the shepherd will protect the flock from wolves and other predators whereas the hired hand will flee.  This aspect of the shepherd will undoubtedly remind us of Psalm 23 where it says, “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.”  For those who have entrusted themselves to the love and care of Jesus the Good Shepherd there is no need for fear.  The shepherd will provide the needs of the sheep.  Jesus will provide for our needs as well. “Give us this day our daily bread,” we pray in the Our Father.  With our needs provided for, there really is nothing else we could desire once we have Jesus in our hearts and lives.

Once again, with all the craziness in the world, and the tensions in our nation, it is easy to become frightened and afraid.  The gospel today tells us in a different way, “Be not afraid.”  For Jesus, the Good Shepherd, is by our side to guide, protect, and shelter us in His loving and merciful care.  So let us entrust ourselves ever more deeply and totally to the care of Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd.

God bless,

Fr. Dennis

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