“When Jesus saw the vast crowd, his heart was moved with pity for them, for they were like sheep without a shepherd” Mk 6:34
Sometimes we all feel like lost sheep; but we are never without a shepherd. Jesus is our shepherd and no matter how lost, alone, scared, stressed or exhausted we feel, He loves us and is always with us and there for us.
This Christmas season was like no other I can remember; I don’t think I’ve been to Vietnamese mass so many times within two weeks. And any other year I would have found it a bit of drag…but this year was different, my heart was at peace. I was in shear awe when I looked at the Baby Jesus or the Body of Christ, sometimes on the verge of tears, thinking about how much God loves us that “God sent his only-begotten Son into the world so that we might have life through him.” 1 Jn 4:9. How amazing is it that we are given such a gift, a gift that truly never ends?
Like the miracle of the five loaves and two fish in today’s gospel, Jesus provides us with more than enough of everything we need. It’s all there in front of us, although we might not always see it or recognize it. Sometimes we’re not sure if this is even true, that God provides for us, because we’re caught up in all the pain and suffering we’ve felt in the past. But, whenever we are ready to take that leap of faith, bit by bit, He’ll reveal His plan for us, and will we ever be the same?
Lord, let us always remember how much You love us and see everything You have provided for us, Your little sheep.
reflected by Ylan Nguyen