they were troubled and abandoned, like sheep without a shepherd

July 7, 2020 5:36 am

“At the sight of the crowds, his heart was moved with pity for them because they were troubled and abandoned, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest.’” (MT 9: 36-38)

“His heart was moved with pity for them because they were troubled and abandoned” and He said to his disciples: “ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest.” This is the real source of priesthood—“His heart was moved with pity” and seeing “troubled and abandoned.” We need to pray for priests of hearts able to moved with pity and able to see all the abandoned and troubled. Maybe from our own family.

“I am the good shepherd, says the Lord; I know my sheep, and mine know me.” (Gospel Acclamation)

Categorised in: Fr Jarosław Szymczak

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