Genesis 43-45; Matthew 9

Matthew 9:36 “At the sight of the crowds, his heart was moved with pity for them because they were troubled and abandoned, like sheep without a shepherd.”  How Christ’s heart must be moved with pity for us today, for the multitudes that undoubtedly are troubled and abandoned.  To whom does such a one turn to for solace?  Does one say to oneself “I am surrounded by so many good and comforting things: worldly goods and technologies undreamed of a hundred years ago; almost total freedom to do what I want?” We increasingly can live like we want, and increasingly even die when we want.  If that is so, why would anyone come to be troubled and feel abandoned?  The truth is our hearts want God.  If we try to fill that want with anything else, we are eventually going to come to a sad state.  None of the worldly things we cherish lasts – our looks, our youth, our health – and what does last we leave behind.  “Build your house on rock” we are advised, the Rock that is faith and love of Jesus Christ, and being part of His Church.

GOD’S ANSWER: It’s a simple prayer: “Jesus I trust in you.”  Follow the voice of the Good Shepherd, and you will never feel troubled and abandoned.

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