17 October 2013

an outsider, yet belonging

Today was a difficult day to be a non-communicant at Mass. (On this training course for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd I'm the only one who is not Roman Catholic.) 

Our Gospel lesson was, I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. And then everyone except me went forward to receive communion.

Toward the end of the day, Linda presented the lesson of the Good Shepherd.

Usually, at the end of a presentation which has included a reading from the Bible she asks, What did you hear? You know what I heard? I heard these words: There are other sheep I have that are not of this fold, and I must lead these too. They too will listen to my voice, and there will be only one flock, one shepherd.  


  1. I also heard those same words and wondered how you would interpret them....

    1. Thank you :) In that moment I really heard them as a compassionate embrace from the Good Shepherd.


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