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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 charged
to build His church,
to feed and shelter.

The directive simple
without exclusion,
nurture and protect.

Christ creates a recipe
with grains of love, hope,
and faith to feed his flock.

His blueprint for a strong shelter
built on rock foundation
of truth, compassion and justice.

From earlier scripture
"knock and it will be opened",
deems His flock inclusive.
without our judgment,
that's His job.

 

~~ © ~~ Poems by Judi Van Gorder ~~

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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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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.

"Words are not things, and yet they are not non-things either." - Ann Lauterbach

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  • 1 month later...
David W. Parsley

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

 

Thanks,

- Dave

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