The Prodigal Shepherd

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The Prodigal Shepherd

Reflection on the Gospel of the Tuesday
In The Second Week Of Advent

 

Matthew 18: 12-14

In the Parable of the Lost Sheep, we all know Jesus to be the ‘GOOD SHEPHERD’. But, what if today, we look at ourselves as being a Good Shepherd? Not meaning for us to take the place of God, but to follow the Master’s footsteps.

So who is the lost sheep among your loved ones, neighbors, friends, parishioners & colleague, who must have strayed from God’s sheepfold because of worldly attractions & spiritual frailty.

Can you be a Good Shepherd to them – feeding them, protecting them & leading them back to the sheepfold of Christ. Why, because just like you and me, each of the lost sheep is very precious in the eyes of God and He will go searching restlessly until He finds and brings them back.

Similarly, we are called to reach out to the lost sheep that we come across in the journey of our life and to not give up on them and continuously pray for them.

At Christmas, we will celebrate the coming of the Good Shepherd in search of the lost sheep. Let us too be aware and sensitive to the lost sheep among us & try our best and let none of them perish because we were not able to be a Good Shepherd to them.

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