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Liturgical day: Sacred Heart of Jesus (C)

Gospel text (Lk 15,3-7): «Who among you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them, will not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and seek out the lost one till he finds it?». Jesus told them this parable, «Who among you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them, will not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and seek out the lost one till he finds it? And finding it, will he not joyfully carry it home on his shoulders? Then he will call his friends and neighbors together and say: ‘Celebrate with me for I have found my lost sheep’. I tell you, just so, there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one repentant sinner than over ninety-nine upright who do not need to repent».

Illustration: Fr. Lluís Raventós Artés

Today we imagine the Heart of Jesus: there was a small and rebellious lamb, named Bel. He often hid to listen to the voice of the shepherd, who called him by his name: Bel, Bel! One day Bel really got lost. The shepherd looked for him anxiously. He did not find it until the last moment, on the edge of a cliff full of thorns. -Bel, what are you doing here? Come! Filled with scratches, the shepherd was whistling with joy while returning home with Bel.

-Jesus, you are my shepherd. Never let me turn away from you.