Lost sheep

Beautiful reflection on today’s Gospel. We are all lost sheep and if we can reach out to other lost sheep we will work to bridge the gaps that divide us.

There Will Be Bread

The conversation so often begins this way:

I was Catholic, but the Church hates me now.” Or perhaps, “I can’t come to Church any longer, I am divorced.” It might be, “Once I realized that I was gay, I knew that the Church would not accept me.”

These are variations on things that I have heard over the years, no more so than when I began to work as the parish secretary. People come in for mass cards, or to drop off religious items that they came across when cleaning out their parents’ old house.

You see, people come in for a simple transaction – our culture is transaction based. Yet, don’t we all long in some way for encounter? Relationship? Connection? I could quietly prepare their mass card or take the box of rosaries and statues, but I usually try to initiate some…

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About William Ockham

I am a father of two with eclectic interests in theology, philosophy and sports. I chose the pseudonym William Ockham in honor of his contributions to philosophy, specifically Occam's Razor, and its contributions to modern scientific theory. My blog (www.teilhard.com) explores Ignatian Spirituality and the intersection of faith, science and reason through the life and writings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (pictured above).
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4 Responses to Lost sheep

  1. gtrudelle says:

    Not really a comment, more of a story: I was really looking forward to mass this morning, given the day’s readings and themes. But the sermon was so far from this message it was actually quite depressing. The welcome and the love was gone; all we were left with finger pointing and self righteousness. I wonder, if the priest knew that some of us there were still lost, would it have gone differently?

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