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Sermon for Good Shepherd Sunday, 29th April 2012 — 2 Comments

  1. Thank you Ian a useful interpretation of the Shepherd.i came across this homily by chance as was looking to verify that tomorrow, Good Shepherd Sunday is also Vocation Sunday (Rom.)
    I have just completed my homily for tomorrow, and decided to shift the empahsis for my worshippers from the Shepherd to the ‘sheep’. I gather that tomorrow is celebrated in the Roman Catholic Church as Vocation Sunday? think it will be good to challenge the worshippers with the notion that although the Shepherd appears to be well known (and loved) the flock is less easily identifiable.
    I am – at the end of the homily- going to suggest that in the absence of a stained-glass windonw in Monkstown Church depicting the Good Shepherd, they mght consider installing a window depicting ‘The Good Flock’!! Keep up the good work!
    Patrick

  2. Thanks so much for this sermon–it has given me the hook I need for my own sermon, connecting Acts with the Good Shepherd–Peter and John as shepherds “going out to the edge”, having the gall to bring the healing touch of God/Christ to a beggar–and connecting both to the position of our tiny flock, a faithful remnant of (American)Episcopalians in a diocese which yanked itself out of the national church because it/we presume to reach out to beyond the comfort level of so-called tradionalists.

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