also represents the reality that we love with two hearts:
our own small, limited heart and the great heart of God.
represents the extension of the Shepherdâ€™s
own self, used to rescue the sheep that is lost or
the Church, Jesus continues to encompass with love
all afflicted with human weakness. He looks for the
lost one, brings back the strayed, tends the injured
and makes the weak strong. Jesus reveals the Fatherâ€™s
mercy through a love which overcomes all sin and infidelity.
reminds us of the cost of the shepherdâ€™s self-giving,
even to laying down oneâ€™s life.
give our total gift of self, which is rooted in the following
of Christ and in his paschal mystery, leading through
the cross and death to resurrection.