Readings for July 22, 2012, 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Jeremiah 23:1-6; Ephesians 2:13-18; Mark 6:30-34
Suggested Reflection Questions:
- Have you ever needed to get away for a while from all of the demands on your time, energy, and attention? Were you able to do so? How did the break affect your daily life when you jumped back in?
- Has your heart ever been “moved with pity” by someone’s need that was right in front of you? Have you ever given up your own rest or plans in order to serve someone in love?
- Think of a time when you encountered a “bad shepherd.” Think of a time when you encountered a “good shepherd.” When have you experienced a community coming together like the flock gathered by the good shepherd?