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FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER EASTER

Acts 2:14a.36-41; Ps 22, 1 Pt 2:20b-25. John 10:1-10
GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY
PSALM 22 -HAPPINESS

The lord is my shepherd; how can I lack anything? /he gives me a resting-placer…/ leads me out to the cool water’s brink, refreshed and content.
Lord Jesus, your full-embracing love awaits me everywhere. If anything is written in your Divine book, this surely is. Why am I bored by life’s burden, but that I have not found their true meaning? Why do I ever worry or fear, but that I forget you guide my life with a fatherly hand? Why do I become despondent and dejected, but that I fail to respect your great wisdom and my littleness? Why do I complain and criticize, but that I am depending on things outside myself for happiness? Why do I become selfish and demanding, but that I expect happiness to come to me, when in truth I know that I myself must make it?
In all these troubles, I should have come to You. I should have known that joy must be within me, and I must be in you. If I have lived true enough…