Tag: Good Shepherd

The Master’s Voice

In 1898, the British painter, Francis Barraud, created a portrait known as His Master’s Voice that became the symbol for a powerful, upstart company of the 1920s—Radio Corporation of America (RCA).  The painting is of his dog, Nipper, who...

Understanding Our Shepherd

“I am the Good Shepherd.” This simple, yet most powerful statement, reveals the uniqueness of Jesus’ shepherding. Compelled by the realism imposed by life itself, we do not want to dwell on the fact that in countries where there are real shepherds...

Following the Greatest Shepherd

The celebration of the Fourth Sunday in Easter, Good Shepherd Sunday, is such a wonderful celebration for all, but most especially for those suffering from depression, grief, and the darkness of myriad other sufferings. The Evening Prayer in the...

Following Him

A question sometimes used in personality surveys or psychological tests is, “If you had to be a certain type of animal, what kind would you choose?” I would think a common choice might be a horse—fast, sleek, and beautiful; still another choice...

Love is More Powerful than Most People Realize

Out West there was a sheep farmer whose farm was right next to a cattle ranch, and the rancher’s dogs kept coming onto his land and killing his sheep, one or two a month. Several times the sheep farmer respectfully asked his neighbor to keep his...

The Stone Rejected

He is the stone rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone. (Acts of the Apostles 4:11) We do not want this accusation to be levelled also against us. However, rejection of Jesus is not necessarily done outright, blatantly...

Satan’s Three Targets

There was a parish that had a Rosary Altar Society, and some of the members were young, stay-at-home moms. One day the group had a luncheon and meeting at the home of one of the officers, and several women brought their small children with them...

Our Role in the Mission of the Church

At a parish called Christ the Good Shepherd, a permanent deacon was in his office one Saturday evening, working on his homily for Sunday. Because it was getting late, he tried calling his wife on the office phone, wanting to tell her it would be...