We are trusted with this grace and responsibility from Jesus.
The summoning of the disciples, the authorizing, the naming of twelve Apostles, and commissioning them to work alongside the “lost sheep,” presented in the Gospel passage today is a reminder that each of us has a shepherding responsibility toward the lost sheep of our times.
To find the lost sheep of our times we need only open our eyes to the miseries of the suffering, the poor, the fallen away, the desperate, the uncared for, and so many more. By reaching out to those around us, starting in our own families, we are instruments of the love and care Jesus speaks of today when he calls each disciple by their name.
How do you live in Jesus’ message?
About Father Jilson Tom, C.S.C.
Father Jilson Tom, C.S.C. is from the Northeast India Province of Holy Cross. A native of Kerala, Father Jilson has been serving in a parish and school ministry since his ordination twelve years ago. He joins the Family Rosary team as an Assistant, while he works to study Pastoral Counseling in the Boston area. With a personal devotion to Mother Mary, Father Jilson is thrilled to be working to enhance family prayer through the Rosary. And if you ever need a listening ear or want to play a board game, Father Jilson’s your guy!