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The Good Shepherd

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Gospel Reflection

When you pray, pray privately alone,
when you fast, don't make a show of it,
don't do it to be seen;
and your Father who sees in secret
will reward you.

Believe what Jesus says,
God is generous; God is good.

Gospel Reading - The Good Shepherd

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6 Those who heard Jesus use this illustration didn't understand what he meant, 7 so he explained it to them.

"I am the Gate for the sheep," he said. 8 "All others who came before me were thieves and robbers. But the true sheep did not listen to them. 9 Yes, I am the Gate. Those who come in by way of the Gate will be saved and will go in and out and find green pastures. 10 The thief's purpose is to steal, kill and destroy. My purpose is to give life in all its fullness.

11 "I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.

. . . . .John 10:6-11

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father in heaven,
     hallowed be your name,
     your kingdom come,
     your will be done,
          on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
     as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial
     and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours
     now and for ever.
Amen.