“Shepherd me, O God, beyond my wants,
beyond my fears, from death into life”
The Psalm 23 is one of the most beloved passages of the Bible and is used by Jews, Catholics and Protestants to show God the Father’s loving care and protection for humanity.
Pope Benedict XVI describes the 23rd Psalm as a beautiful analogy for God’s love and protection. He says, “The image evokes an atmosphere of trust, intimacy, and tenderness. The shepherd knows his sheep individually, he calls them by name and they follow him because they recognize and trust him.”
In verses 16-17 of John 3, we see the Father’s loving care for us:
“For God so loved the world that he gave* his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him.”
God will take care of us if we trust and believe in Him.
But what if we lose our trust in God?
What if circumstances occur in our lives when we think God has abandoned us?
Over the next few Sundays, I will be sharing my personal journey back to the practice of my faith and full communion with the Catholic Church. How I lost my faith in God, and how through God’s grace and loving care I was able to repair my relationship with God our Father and experience the loving care he has for me in my life.
Please join me…