A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
Recordare, Iesu pie, Quod sum causa tuae viae: Ne me perdas illa die...

Friday, July 28, 2006

Lovable shepherds

There are pastors, priests, and other ministers whom we just LOVE: they are truly people after our own hearts.

Today's first reading reminds us that what we need are shepherds after the Lord's heart.

I will appoint over you shepherds after my own heart,
who will shepherd you wisely and prudently.

Shepherds after the Lord's heart are focused on the Lord, not on human popularity.

Shepherds after the Lord's heart are servants of the Lord's truth, the Lord's grace, and the Lord's love.

These are the shepherds we should love

Each according to our own vocations, these are the shepherds we should be for others.