Today is also Good Shepherd Sunday, when we reflect on Christ’s role as our shepherd…who always looks for those who have separated themselves form him (that’s all of us, sadly).
One of my very favorite passages from the Bible is from Ephesians chapter 2 verse 13: “But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near in the blood of Christ.”
I like to think of it as “Christ the Shepherd meets the Eucharist,” knowing of course that the two are always one.
What a reality: the blood of Christ, which he shed for us, is the means by which he seeks after us. Christ in the Eucharist draws us to himself…and he remains with us always.
Let us pray for those who have received and will receive their first communion this year. What a life-changing moment!!