THERE WILL NOT BE A PODCAST NEXT WEEKEND. I WILL BE ON VACATION.
Whenever you use an analogy, there is always something that does not work. However, I think this is a pretty good analogy. It springs from the first reading, especially, where Jeremiah is speaking for God: “Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the flock of my pasture.”
The analogy is: I am not a shepherd, I am a sheepdog. Now that takes some explaining.
There are numerous kinds of sheepdogs, but there are two primary types that serve the analogy than I am trying to present. The first type is the old English sheepdog, the second type is the border collie.
Let me start with the old English sheepdog. It stands almost as tall as the sheep does. Its primary job is to wander around amid the sheep as it is resting and to keep watch over the entire flock.
This is the same dog that they had cartoons about between the dog and the coyote. Every time the coyote would come up to the sheep, the dog would punch his lights out.
Because of its size and major shaggy coat, it tends not to disrupt the sheep. But the …read more
Source:: Fr. Frank Jindra’s Homily Podcasts