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Tinker

Feed My Sheep #14 Poem a Day (religious content)

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Lectio Divina - Meditation on Sunday Reading

3rd Sunday of Easter Cycle C

 

Feed My Sheep

John 21:15-16 "Feed my sheep" "Tend my flock"

 

Peter is charged

to build His church

with food and shelter.

 

How did he so stray?

The directive simple

without exclusion,

nurture and protect.

 

Christ wrote the recipe

for preparing His bread

using grains of love, hope,

tolerance and forgiveness.

 

And his blueprint

for a strong shelter

is built on a foundation

of truth, compassion and justice.

 

From earlier scripture

"knock and it will be opened",

deems His flock inclusive

without judgement,

that's His job.

 

And how am I charged?

And do I stray or stay?

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Stray or stay?

 

Perhaps, like the Prodigal, we all return in the end.....somehow, some way. Good rhyme, BTW.

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Thanks Marti, An on going struggle, not with my faith but with the church I was called to. The Sunday readings just reignited the flame. Vatican III is long past due.

 

~~Tink

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This biblical citation is very much familiar. The progression of your verses, helped establish the critical choice. I like the alliteration in the first stanza, Tink.

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Hi Tink, I like the way this moves from the contemplative and general, to the personal.

 

Thanks,

- Dave

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