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Sunday, April 29, 2012
Good Shephered Sunday
Jesus is our Good Shepherd. If you think about it, we all look to a leader; one who will not leave us when danger threatens. We want someone who is an intimate friend; one who knows us completely and one we know and trust so we can follow with confidence. I think Jesus used this image to help us to see Him as one who cares, one who loves each of us, who calls us by name and goes before us and leads us to green pastures and still water.
A great deal has been written about Jesus as Shepherd, but I am still with the line from the Gospel, "I know mine and mine know me."
Have a restful, prayerful Sunday! Let us pray, too, for all who are trying to discern their vocation in life as this is also Vocation Sunday.
Hello, my name is Helen Rosenthal, RSCJ. Those initials stand for Religious of the Sacred Heart in Latin, French, Italian, and Spanish. Since my religious congregation began in France in 1800 and now is all over the world, we have kept the RSCJ. By now you know that I am not only known as Dr. Helen Rosenthal, but also as Sister Helen Rosenthal.
I am the oldest of four children. We were all born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. We lived in a big house with a playroom on the third floor. On Sundays we either went to my paternal grandmother's house where her six children would gather faithfully for supper or we would have my mother's father and our great aunt and uncle for a roast beef dinner at home. In summer, I would go to the lake with my Dad and I still love to swim.