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John 21:17b Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep.”
If I picture myself being charged by Jesus personally to tend and feed his own lambs, I feel the weight and gravity of this enormous honor and responsibility. But all sorts of things can distract me—the success of the sheep-feeding operation, the time and energy it will take on my part. When I focus on those issues, I forget about the lamb, Jesus’ own lamb.
Jesus loves that lamb—loves you and me—and asks us as individuals and as communities to figure out how to feed each other. I need to remember Jesus’ simple but powerful mandate in his appearance to Peter: “Feed my sheep.”
MOVING FORWARD: Try using, “Good morning, child of God!” when you greet your friends, loved ones, or even total strangers today! Let us know what happens by tagging your story with #ForwardDaybyDay.
Today the Church remembers Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Apostles.