A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke 15:3-7
Jesus addressed this parable to the Pharisees and scribes: "What man among you having a hundred sheep and losing one of them would not leave the ninety-nine in the desert and go after the lost one until he finds it? And when he does find it, he sets it on his shoulders with great joy and, upon his arrival home, he calls together his friends and neighbors and says to them,
'Rejoice with me because I have found my lost sheep.' I tell you, in just the same way there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who have no need of repentance.
REFLECTION: 'Rejoice with me because I have found my lost sheep.'
And Jesus was led to be crucified....
Oh, how Jesus suffered for us.......... He revealed his love through his suffering and death.
Simon of Cyrene (you can put your name there) was picked by the Romans to help Christ with His cross, and it is described as Simon ( put your name) carried the cross behind Jesus. We are asked to embrace our crosses-big or small - and follow Christ. Do we trust that God can bring some good out of our crosses no matter how humiliating or humbling?
He tells us that as a good shepherd he seeks out the lost and the abandoned. He seeks us out with the same love he had when he suffered and died for us. He is not upset because you failed again, or because you strayed again or because you got lost again or that you need help again. His once suffering heart seeks you out with a joyful heart when he finds you and carries you home.
The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus is PAPA's ultimate Patron. May we and our priests devote our time and life to Him. Remember to practice praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet daily especially at 3 o'clock in the afternoon. It is the time the Lord refuses you nothing.