+ Mon 18th – A message from the bishops
Dear friends –
Today’s blog post is a message to the Catholic Christians of Australia from the bishops. They wrote it the other day while they were at their periodic gathering and it was published today. This time they had to have their gathering online.
As we know people often associate the image of a ‘shepherd’ with their bishops, as is used of Jesus in the scriptures. Let’s pray for bishops to keep growing indeed as true shepherds among the people they care for. They are not the only ‘shepherds’ of course. Hopefully some of their example can encourage each of us in the ways we are each shepherds to others and shepherds to God’s creation.
So, I chose that image on the cover of today’s parish blog post to present a broad and inclusive view of the image of ‘shepherd’. What an image of nurturing it is – with the child showing some sign of fear or caution – being protected and made safe! Blessings for your shepherding in all its expressions – as you are now invited to click on the heading below to open up the letter from the bishops.
JUST CLICK ON THE HEADING IMMEDIATELY BELOW
See you in tomorrow’s blog post and ..
with friendship in God’s mission,