Weekend Reflections for 5/9/14
Hearing the voice that calls us
Jesus said: "The shepherd walks ahead of his sheep, and the sheep follow him, because they recognize his voice. But they will not follow a stranger; they will run away from him, because they do not recognize the voice of strangers." (John 10:4-5)
I wish that I were as smart as a sheep! I know that sounds strange, but I mean it.
I say this because there are many so-called shepherds in our world today, all calling us to follow them, all trying to lead us where they want us to go. Think of all who say in one way or another: "Come, follow me!"...politicians, advertisers, various pleasures, "religious"leaders, appetites, disordered desires...
But in my heart of hearts, I know the voice of the Good Shepherd standing out from the din of so many strange shepherds. I know the voice of the one who says, not for his sake, but for mine: "Come, follow me!"
But unlike the smart sheep who follow their good shepherd, I may hear him but I do not always follow. I turn away from the one who cares most for me and follow those who care mostly for themselves. Don't ask me why I do this? I guess it is because I am dumb (or just human?)
St. Paul struggled with knowing the good, but not always doing it. I know that struggle.
I pray that I can be as smart as the sheep, who hear the voice of the Good Shepherd and FOLLOW HIM.
PLEASE PRAY FOR THOSE ON RETREAT THIS WEEK AS WELL AS OUR DECEASED RETREATANTS.
UPCOMING RETREATS WITH SPACE:
MEN: 5/15, 5/29, 6/19, 6/23, 6/26, 7/10
WOMEN: 5/22, 9/8, 10/6
Call us to register: 314-416-6400
You are invited to join us for the Annual Memorial Service to remember those retreatants who passed away during 2013.
WHEN: 4:00 PM Sunday June 1, 2014
WHERE: Mudd Chapel at White House.
Light refreshments to follow.
Please RSVP by calling 314-416-6400.