I Myself will tend My sheep … I will search for the lost and bring back the strays.  – Ezek 34:15-16

Reflection. The spirituality of St. Therese of Lisieux, can be summarized in these words:  “God is nothing but love and mercy.”  Therefore, instead of being offended by sinners, God seeks them out, and is willing to die for them.  This is precisely what is meant by the Good News of the Gospel.

Prayer. Father, how wonderful it is to realize that You not only forgive but also pursue the lost sheep to rescue them.  How wonderful it is to know that You are there, loving me, forgiving me, and helping me to forgive myself.