There are a lot of parts for our reflection this weekend. It is called Good Shepherd Sunday, because of the gospel. It is also called vocation Sunday, because of the gospel. It is also a great Sunday to reflect on the power of death, because the gospel. Or rather, I should say, the lack of power in death.
First of all, Jesus calls himself the Good Shepherd in the gospel. So it is understandable that we would call this Good Shepherd Sunday. Jesus is the Shepherd who laid down his life for his sheep, for his bride, for the church, for us.
Jesus calls priests to take up a similar mantle. I, and all my brother priests are called to re-present Christ, especially to the community of faith. We are called to be shepherds in our own right. No man takes this on by himself. He is called to it by Christ himself. It is clearly a vocation, a calling, that has to be freely entered into, if it is going to be fruitful. There are those who appear to have gone into this vocation for the wrong reasons, or with mixed up notions of what the priesthood is about. In recent …read more
Source:: Fr. Frank Jindra’s Homily Podcasts