July 22, 2012 – Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Today’s readings remind us of our dependence on God. Like sheep with a shepherd, we cannot survive without Him. And, at the same time, we are reassured that as the Lord’s sheep, we shall want for nothing. The Lord provides for our every need — caring for us, protecting us, and leading us. He is here for us always, and He wants us to turn to Him. His love for us is boundless.
Recognizing this reality, we should feel strengthened and reassured, and we should be beyond grateful.
We are never alone. We are always cared for. We are loved beyond measure.
With that knowledge, each one of us ought to completely give ourselves to the Lord, surrendering to Him all that we are and all that we have, knowing it is He whom we live for. And when we do so, we are blessed beyond measure, and cared for in every single way.