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Psalm 23:1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not be in want.
The five words that begin Psalm 23 are among the most widely known in the Bible. But the phrase is almost too familiar and in danger of becoming a cliché.
“The Lord is my shepherd” is written on a piece of paper and taped to a mirror in my study. But I have added a word: “Today.” The Lord is my shepherd—today. In my Bible, I have handwritten the word “today” after every verse of Psalm 23, underscoring the power and immediacy of these promises.
MOVING FORWARD: Encourage a young person in your life to memorize a Bible passage.
Today the Church remembers The Confession of Saint Peter the Apostle.