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dc.contributor.authorLanahan, Joanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-09T19:38:29Z
dc.date.available2014-06-09T19:38:29Z
dc.date.issued2006-08-23en_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 421en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/53112
dc.description.abstractRELY ON GOD!|A shepherd is a wise and loving leader, determined to guide the flock with care. That is why the Lord God spoke to Ezekiel to prophesy to the shepherds (leaders) that, in disgust with their selfishness, The Lord would lead his own people. In Matthew we see the estate owner granting just wages to his workers as a testament again of a wise and loving leader.|Why is Psalm 23, "the Lord is my shepherd", so popular at funerals? I believe it is a testament to the loved one's faith in God's steadfast love and guidance. Life is often such a mystery and we can only turn to God to help us through the foggy times.|I have been reading "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho with 2 book clubs. In this novel a young shepherd, who loves to travel and meet new people and experiences, sells his sheep to take a grand journey to foreign lands. He listens carefully to people he meets: King Melchizedek, a crystal merchant, an English scholar, a camel driver and finally, an alchemist. Each has a piece of a message that leads the young man to his destiny, his calling in life.|God shepherds us to live out the call/s of our lives: family, profession, sufferings, joys. Do you remember the song that goes, "shepherd me O God, beyond my wants, beyond my needs, from death into life"? This acknowledges our dependence on God for guidance in good and in hard times.|We give thanks to God in times of joy and peace. We cry 'help' when we are stuck or sick or experiencing loss/es. This is part of acknowledging our steadfast love of God as much as God's of us. We KNOW WE NEED GOD.|Don't hesitate to call on God. We can't, we don't need to get through tough stuff alone.|"You spread the table before me in the presence of my fears, doubts, inadequacies...|...wherever I am, wherever I go, GOD IS!" Psalm 23en_US
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dc.publisherUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.relation.urihttps://dspace.creighton.edu/xmlui/handle/10504/65225
dc.rightsThese reflections may not be sold or used commercially without permission. Personal or parish use is permitted.en_US
dc.titleReflection for Wednesday, August 23, 2006: 20th week in Ordinary Time.en_US
dc.typeEssay
dc.rights.holderUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraska, United Statesen_US
dc.date.day23en_US
dc.date.year2006en_US
dc.date.monthAugusten_US
dc.program.unitSchool of Pharmacy and Health Professionsen_US
dc.program.unitOccupational Therapyen_US
dc.program.unitPhysical Therapyen_US
dc.program.unitSchool of Nursingen_US
dc.program.unitChaplainen_US
dc.url.link1http://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/daily.htmlen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorLanahan, Joanen_US
dc.date.daynameWednesdayen_US
dc.date.seasonOrdinary Timeen_US
dc.date.weekWeek: 20en_US
dc.relation.nexthttps://dspace.creighton.edu/xmlui/handle/10504/53126
dc.relation.previoushttps://dspace.creighton.edu/xmlui/handle/10504/53097
dc.subject.local1Ezekiel 34:1-11en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6en_US
dc.subject.local4Matthew 20:1-16en_US
dc.title.seriesDaily Reflections (Meditations) on the Scriptures from the Roman Catholic Lectionary.en_US
dc.date.cycleYear IIen_US


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