Sunday, May 8, 2022
The readings for the Fourth Sunday in Easter (Good Shepherd Sunday) for year C remind us that Jesus loves the whole world and calls to all people to follow him. In the first reading (Acts 13:14, 43-52) Paul and Barnabas are rejected by many Jewish communities they visit and they turn to the Gentiles. The psalm (Psalm 30:2, 4, 5-6, 11-12, 13) sings “We are his people, the sheep of his flock.” The second reading (Revelation 7:9, 14B-17) describes people from all over the world worshiping the Lamb of God. And in the gospel (John 10:27-30) Jesus declares that he knows his sheep and they know him and they cannot be separated.
This is a good weekend to consider global issues such as immigration, the environment, and famine. Here are some ideas: