Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
August 20, A.D. 2008
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
Psalm 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6
A reflection on today's Scripture:
Ezekielís message from God speaks of the need for a leader, the need of a shepherd to lead the sheep.
God desires that His flock should be taken care of, that they should not get lost or go astray. The Gospel reading goes on to describe the parable of a landowner of a vineyard looking for people to work his field all day. Jesus is the shepherd that Ezekiel was talking about, Jesus came to find all the lost sheep and bring them home. When He entered into heaven He created the Church to continue the taskóto proclaim the good news to the four corners of the Earth.
We are all called to do this, but our priests have the special role of shepherding the sheep and helping all. This is one of the reasons why our priests are so important. They are directly continuing the work that Jesus Christ began more than two thousand years ago. May we, through our daily lives, guide others to God and support our earthly shepherds through prayer so that they may always do what is best for Godís flock.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Wednesday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time
St. Bernard, abbot and doctor of the Church
Lives of the saints:
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