May the word of the Lord fill you with love and bring you peace.

Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/071915.cfm

Woe to the shepherds who mislead and scatter the flock of my pasture, says the LORD. Therefore, thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, against the shepherds who shepherd my people: You have scattered my sheep and driven them away. You have not cared for them, but I will take care to punish your evil deeds. I myself will gather the remnant of my flock from all the lands to which I have driven them and bring them back to their meadow; there they shall increase and multiply. I will appoint shepherds for them who will shepherd them so that they need no longer fear and tremble; and none shall be missing, says the LORD. 

Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, when I will raise up a righteous shoot to David; as king he shall reign and govern wisely, he shall do what is just and right in the land. In his days Judah shall be saved, Israel shall dwell in security. This is the name they give him: “The LORD our justice.” 

“Woe to the shepherds who mislead and scatter the flock of my pasture, says the LORD.” What is happening in the world today? Many who are teachers and leaders are misleading people and leading them to evil. They will have to face the justice of the Lord. Who do you follow? Do you allow those who lie to lead you or are you standing firm in the truth of the Lord? The Lord will protect those who stand for and with Him. 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, may I always follow your truth and stand with you. Close my ears to the lies of those who want to lead us astray. In Jesus’ holy name, I praise you and give you thanks, Amen. 

The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.

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