Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
John 10: 11-18
All good leaders, whether he or she is a boss, a coordinator, a captain, a king, a parent, professor, priest, or president – of a shepherd – have two characteristics in common. They are entirely dedicated to their responsibilities, and they know, and are known by, those whom they lead. By identifying himself as a ‘good Shepherd’, Jesus not only underscores his dedication to us as his ‘sheep’ (he gave up his life for us) and his personalized interest and care (he knows us by name) but he also demonstrated his unflinching and lively care for us – to protect, guide, and nurture us (me) day in and day out. Like every ‘good’ leader, Jesus knows what we need – what I need –and lays down his life to provide it. Do I trust Jesus more than any other leader with my life? Holy Spirit, help me have faith in Jesus as my ‘Good Shepherd’.
O send your light and your truth, let them lead me. (Psalm 42: )
We do not have to wait for the hereafter - it is now that we are one with Christ.
Listen to “the best explanation of Psalm 23” by Ray Varden Laan from “Walking with God in the Desert” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIrS3h7cH_A
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Beverly Illauq lives in Kemptville, Ontario, where she greets each morning by seeking the Gospel Mystery of the Day - the Word of the Lord for direct and practical application to the specific challenges & joys of the day.