Sunday, May 15, 2011

"And He Shall Gather the Lambs...."

With the weekend schedules now behind, and hopefully everyone getting a chance to relax, keeping with house custom for this "Good Shepherd Sunday" -- as ever, the annual World Day of Prayer for Vocations -- two last reflections on the day's main Word: for all of us, sure, but especially for the many shepherds in our midst.

First, from Handel, a sung word of comfort...

...and with Ordination and Anniversary Season already upon us, from K-Far, a preached word of challenge, regardless of one's order, or even lack thereof:

In a word, to those heroic, oft-burdened souls of every stripe who've been called to gather the lot us together in every way under the sun, as ever -- but especially today -- no words could say enough thanks for who you are, what you do and how much you give.

God knows your days are rarely easy, so never forget to take care of yourselves, please, and above all, keep on keepin' on -- you're doing great.