Christ Good Shepherd flyer

O how glorious it his to have a holy and great Father in heaven! O how holy, consoling to have such a beautiful and wonderful Spouse! O how holy and how loving, gratifying, humbling, peace-giving, sweet, worthy of love, and above all things, desirable:  to have such a Brother and such a Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, Who down His life for His sheep…

St. Francis of Assisi, Earlier Exhortation to the Brothers and Sisters of Penance, (42)

Scripture for the day: What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went astray?And if he finds it, truly, I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine that never went astray. So it is not the will of my Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish. (Matthew 18:12-14)

I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. (John 10:11)

Lenten action for the day: We all stray at times.  This Lenten season, seek to follow Christ more closely, being aware of shepherds who seek to lead you from the path of Christ.