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Lord, every nation on earth will adore you. — Psalm 72:(see 11)
Mass Readings: 1 John 4:11-18 / Mark 6:45-52
Today’s readings tell us what we need to do to care for other people. In the Gospel Jesus identifies Himself as the Good Shepherd, who “lays down his life for the sheep” (Jn 10:11). In the first reading, Paul says that he will do whatever’s necessary to help the people he serves: “To the weak I became weak, to win over the weak. I have become all things to all, to save at least some” (1 Cor 9:22).
In other words, being a shepherd isn’t easy. We can be willing to die for friends and loved ones, but actually being helpful can require other sacrifices, like doing instead of talking, and biting our tongue instead of telling people what they need to do.
Prayer: Holy Spirit, show me the way to love the people closest to me.
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