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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Through Mountain and Valley, Slope and Cliff, Thorn and Thicket, He will lead us all Home

I will rescue my people from the land of the rising sun, and from the land of the setting sun. (Zechariah 8:7)

Some at times can feel and sense the futility, the monotony of our exile here on earth while we yet work another day, commute another time, work hard and perform the same daily rituals at home. Hopelessness can easily overwhelm a person, especially leaving them with a sense of “homelessness,” that is until our soul comes home to rest in God, the one who made us and to whom we are going.

[Jesus said . . .] “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’” Luke 15:4-6

The Lord is my shepherd and he will lead me home. Through mountain and valley, slope and cliff, thorn and thicket, he will lead us all home. In hope let us pray . . .

R Lead your people home!

For those who live on the streets, in the shelters, under bridges, on beaches, in parks and in the alleyways of our cities. R

For those left homeless by tornados, hurricanes, floods, fire, earthquakes and war. R

For those who have abandoned home, spouse, children, mother, father, friends and family. R

For those who have wandered from the church of their heritage. R

May the Lord, our Shepherd confirm our adoption with the Father and lead us to our heavenly homeland. Amen!


newguy40 said...

Good morning.

Thank you for your post and meditation today. I have noticed that you are more frequently quoting Ezekial and Sirach. As Israel experienced so we are experiencing the challenges of a neo pagan culture.

"The people of the land have practiced extortion and committed robbery; they have oppressed the poor and needy, and have extorted from the alien without redress. And I sought for anyone among them who would repair the wall and stand in the breach before me on behalf of the land, so that I would not destroy it; but I found no one." Ez 22:29-30

I hope and pray that you have strength and fortitude in your mission.

Take comfort in the New Testament and the Holy Eucharist. We are nearing the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. We can again unite our sufferings and those of our brothers and sisters to our Saviors sacrfice and make them of infinite value.

Best Wishes and May God bless you.

Anonymous said...

It's amazing how in the past few decades, there has been a rapid shift in culture toward paganism. A family owns a nice retreat home in the mountains and recently named their long driveway up to the home, "Pagan Way"!

Thank you for the prayers and blessings!