July 28, 2009
As he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and... - Mark 6:34 (and referenced in Num 27:17, 1 Kings 22:17 and Ezek 34:5)
Like sheep without a shepherd am I today. My insides are tore up - so many sheep clamoring for attention.
* Sheep of pain from losses I have experienced that increased my compassion for the protagonist of today's verbatim. She has been dealing with a chronic illness for 10 years and has many losses but a really cool hat.
* Sheep of sensitive responses to collegial invitations for dialogue around patient situations.
* Sheep of fatigue from working five days in a row followed by a sixth day "on-call," which included five deaths.
The sheep are without a shepherd. But in my supervision today, I gained valuable insight to God's presence and compassion. Back to the moment. Right now, I offer my inner sheep to Jesus, the Great Shepherd.
How are you shepherding your inner sheep, right now?