3rd Sunday after Pentecost 2018
The Sacred Heart is shown to us in the Mass of this Sunday. The texts emphasize the hope of this season symbolized by the color green. Our Lord describes Himself in the Gospel as the Good Shepherd who carries His lost sheep home on His shoulders. St. Peter warns in the Epistle that the devil is an obstacle on our path to heaven and we must know our enemy in order to combat him. He was a murder and liar from the beginning and those are the evidence of his presence in the world today which is seen in recent news items. Despite the dire circumstances we must have hope.