MONDAY OF THE FOURTH WEEK OF EASTER GOSPEL
THEME: ONE SHEPHERD, ONE FLOCK
MONDAY OF THE FOURTH WEEK OF EASTER
REGINA CAELI CATHOLIC CHURCH, KAREN PARISH – NAIROBI MAY 4, 2020
FIRST READING: Acts 11:1-18 PSALM: Psalms 42:2-3; 43:3, 4
GOSPEL READING: John 10:11-18
SERMON BY: Fr. Joachim Bariu
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, following yesterday, being the Good Shepherd Sunday, today’s gospel continues to speak about the Lord and the Good Shepherd. As the one who cares for us and loves us so tenderly that He is a loving Shepherd to us, desiring nothing else but our redemption and our reconciliation with Him. He has chosen us all His beloved people by calling us to Himself like a Shepherd calling upon
His sheep to gather to him. As much as the sheep know their Shepherd, it’s is possible indeed for the sheep to go astray sometimes and they get lost from it’s Shepherd. In this, we see the reality about ourselves, how all of us, each belonging to the Lord’s own flock as He is our Shepherd, can be lost to Him through sin. In this world, there are still many lost sheep out there. The people who still do not know the love of God.
Because the Lord loves every single one of us mankind, with no exception, for He is our loving God and our creator, and because He is our Shepherd, He is the Lord and Master of all, even the greatest sinners. Therefore, He doesn’t want anyone of us to be lost to Him. And as such He calls everyone of us to turn away from their sinfulness and find their way to Him. We must not falter on our efforts to envangelise, not just by words and proclamations, but more importantly also through action just as the Lord our good Shepherd has shown us His love by dying on the cross for us.
We are celebrating His resurrection. We too therefore should become Shepherds for one another helping each other on our way to the Lord. Let us all keep ourselves faithful and true to the Faith we have in God. Let us help guide each other on the way of Faith so that none is is will be lost to the temptations of the evil and will remain true in faith and in all the things we say and do in our lives.
May God bless us all now and forever. Amen.