Sheep hunting … Thursday, July 25

Pope John XXIII's coronation on 4 November 195...

Pope John XXIII’s coronation on 4 November 1958. He was crowned wearing the 1877 Palatine Tiara.

A Rosary Meditation … The Fifth Joyful Mystery, the Finding in the Temple. “I have looked into your eyes with my eyes. I have put my heart near your heart.
Pope John XXIII

Jesus could easily have made this statement, couldn’t He? God, manifest in the flesh, He saw and felt, He sees and feels, He understands. Mary and Joseph thought they had lost Jesus and so they went looking. To have lost someone who is precious to you, Jesus understands this too. The looking that Mary and Joseph did? Jesus does that everyday, so He knows what its like. Mary and Joseph looked for the Lamb of God. Jesus looks for the little lambs that have gone astray. Mary and Joseph found Jesus in the Temple. Where does Jesus find us? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the lambs made the searching easier? Think about the joy of Mary and Joseph when they found Jesus. Think of the joy in Heaven when Jesus finds a sheep that’s gone astray. Now think about it from another angle for a minute. Think about being away from home, being caught out in the elements, being cold and wet and hungry and scared. Think about being lost. Now think about the joy the lost lamb feels when its been found and, safe in its Masters arms, He carries it home.

Today …

St. Christopher

St. Christopher

St. Christopher. Before the 1969 reform of the Roman calendar, Christopher was listed as a martyr who died under Decius. Nothing else is known about him. There are several legends about him including the one in which he was crossing a river when a child asked to be carried across. When Christopher put the child on his shoulders he found the child was unbelievably heavy. The child, according to the legend, was Christ carrying the weight of the whole world. This was what made Christopher patron saint of travelers and is invoked against storms, plagues, etc..

Consider … The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller ~