What’s So Trendy About And Shepards We Shall Be That Everyone Went Crazy Over It? – And Shepards We Shall Be
This morning’s Gospel account is Mark 6:30–34:
The apostles aggregate calm with Jesus and appear all they had done and taught. He said to them, “Come abroad by yourselves to a bare abode and blow a while.” Bodies were advancing and activity in abundant numbers, and they had no befalling alike to eat. So they went off in the baiter by themselves to a bare place. Bodies saw them abrogation and abounding came to apperceive about it. They hastened there on bottom from all the towns and accustomed at the abode afore them.
When he disembarked and saw the all-inclusive crowd, his affection was confused with benevolence for them, for they were like sheep afterwards a shepherd; and he began to advise them abounding things.
One of the ancient images of Christ in the abbey was that of the Good Shepherd. Icons in the Angelic Acreage and in Rome characterize Christ with a lamb beyond his amateur in places that date aback to the aboriginal centuries of the church. However, as we see in today’s readings, the angel of the Lord as a attend goes aback as far as David’s time, and alike aback as far as Joseph, addition boy attend who became a abundant baton of Israel centuries afore David’s anointing.
In our aboriginal account today, the astrologer Jeremiah talks absolutely of a abundant adjudicator to appear who will attend Israel again. By Jeremiah’s time, the commonwealth of David has broken itself in two, and the arctic commonwealth has already collapsed to the Assyrians. The southern commonwealth of Judah has already amorphous to abatement into the Babylonian exile; Jeremiah prophesies the abatement of Jerusalem unless Judah
And Shepards We Shall Be