Thus says the Lord God:
I myself will search for my sheep,
and will seek them out.
I shall judge between sheep and sheep,
between rams and goats.
– Ezekiel 34:11,17
God has made Himself a shepherd for His people;
He always looks out for them,
The Lord is the Good Shepherd
who takes care of all of us.
This love, this care,
this kindness and concern of our Lord
includes the practice of justice.
Where there is Divine love and mercy there is also justice
– in fact, love can never exclude justice
Since we seem to have an incessant and selfish desire to want more,
at any cost – even that of losing our soul,
will we be found wanting
when we will come to be judged by our Shepherd, our King?
My Lord, my God,
my Shepherd, my King,
I know that You love me
and that You care for me,
never taking Your eyes off me.
Lord, I pray
that I will always love You back in return;
that I will always do Your will
and obey Your commands,
and be unselfish in my love for others,
so that when You come to judge
…I will be found worthy.
For this I pray with all my heart,
my Lord, my God,
my Shepherd, my King.