Sermon Introduction –
Psalm 23 is a famous piece of scripture, commonly read at funerals or memorial services. It reminds us that nothing is stronger than God’s love, not even death. But how can we understand this psalm as more than just a funeral scripture? What does it teach us about our lives today?
Introduction to this week’s readings –
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Today is sometimes called “Good Shepherd Sunday.” Jesus is called the “gate” of the sheep in today’s gospel. The risen Christ opens the way to abundant life. He anoints our heads with oil and guides us beside the still waters of our baptism. Each Sunday he spreads a feast before us amid the world’s violence and war. We go forth to be signs of the resurrection and extend God’s tender care to all creation.