The point for us is this: through baptism we have accepted the responsibility of being shepherds for others, of allowing our hearts to be moved with pity because our neighbors are like sheep without a shepherd. We are to be their shepherds, helping them see the joy of living Gospel values, both by what we model and by what we say. In other words: it is a commitment to be a disciple who brings the Good News to others. It is more comfortable, sometimes, to think that the responsibility to be a good shepherd is just for religious and priests. But it is the task of every Christian.
I invite us to reflect this week on our call to be the Good Shepherd to others. Do we accept the call and do our best to fulfill it? How can we do better? And let us support each other in prayer.
-- Paul James Portlans, SDS
Reminder: beginning with September 16, the Sunday after the Grass Mass, the second Mass on Sundays will be celebrated at 10:30, instead of 10:15.