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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Shepherd my sheep

This is a Chilean lamb and seems to have strayed away from the flock. I think we are all being called by Pope Francis to be real shepherds and go out and look for God's sheep, wherever they are to be found.

One of the practices customary in Sacred Heart schools during Advent, at least for the younger children, was to give each a lamb that was to finally advance to the crib at the stop of the steps or the end of the path up to the manger where the Infant Jesus would be found at Christmas. The little ones were faithful to keep whatever  was given them as a practice so that their lambs could advance each day. I think we are all sheep trying to get closer to Jesus by keeping His commandment to love one another. It does not need to be the season of Advent to try to advance each day!

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