Archive for May 12, 2014


Just some questions we need to ask ourselves if we are serious about discipleship and being community minded. If we truly want to build to the Kingdom of God.

Do we choose to feel good or to do good?
Do we carry on with our scheduled plans or to sacrifice and answer an unscheduled mercy call?
Do we choose to walk the narrow path?
Or the large greener one? Do we say Yes but do not show up, do not say anything and remain indifferent or do we say Yes and mean Yes?
Do we look outwards or inwards?
Are we prepared to do what it takes? To say what needs to be said?
Do we share the love of Christ of which we receive abundantly?
Is time ours or God’s?


Just wanted to highlight this even though it may be a repetition….

A line in today’s Gospel passage struck me straight through the heart. As I never saw it in that light before….

“The hired hand, who is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away—and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. The hired hand runs away because a hired hand does not care for the sheep.” John 10:12-13

As a disciple of Christ, we are called to tend to His sheep as our very own. Not only when it convenient or safe but in all circumstances and situations. Even if we have to lay down our lives for them. Or it can be simply by putting our brethren’s needs ahead of ours. After all do we not belong to the same sheepfold? One body in Christ, with our one good Shepherd?

On Today’s Gospel

Posted: May 12, 2014 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

GoodShepherd

Our merciful and loving Father grants to all who are contrite and repentant, life! Our Loving Saviour draws everyone to Himself, believers and non-believers alike. For those whose hearts are transformed and acknowledges Him as Lord and Saviour they too will be granted the very same heavenly inheritance that we receive.

As a disciple of Christ, we are called to tend to His sheep as our very own. Not only when it convenient or safe but in all circumstances and situations. Even if we have to lay down our lives for them. Or it can be simply by putting our brethren’s needs ahead of ours.

Because we all belong to the same body, not that there is any difference between bloodlines for we all have the blood of Christ in us. We are all ONE united with our one Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

First Reading
Acts 11:1-18

GOSPEL
John 10:11-18

11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12 The hired hand, who is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away—and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. 13 The hired hand runs away because a hired hand does not care for the sheep. 14 I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, 15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father. And I lay down my life for the sheep. 16 I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd. 17 For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life in order to take it up again. 18 No one takes[a] it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it up again. I have received this command from my Father.”