This Sunday we cast our cares upon our risen Lord in the face of loss in Boston following the Boston Marathon tradegy. On Sundays we gather together to worship God and see we have been given the word of eternal life, Jesus. Our Good Shepherd
knew the distinct levels into which a soul could fall. The sounds and images of the past week are an invitation to not turn away, but rather implore God to lead us, shepherd us into his life-giving waters. No darkness shall extinguish Christ's
light for he has conquered death and reigns in Heaven.
"For the lamb who is in the center of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to springs of life-giving water, and God will wipe every tear from their eyes." Revelation 7:9-14b-17
"John said: "My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me, I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish. No one can take them out of my hand. My father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one
can take them out of the Father's hand. The Father and I are one." John 10: 27-30
So today we Reclaim Sunday to speak the words of healing, mercy, life and consolation.
May we 'be about prayer' above all else this Sunday. Let
us pray for Boston and all locations worldwide who have suffered acts of injustice and all those effected. Pour out your graces, Good Shepherd, upon our heads and into our hearts that we may share them with our neighbors both within the Church and
those yet to know the comfort of your divine sustenance.