Psalm 23 is one of those wonderful texts that is so familiar yet, when we take time to prayerfully pray through it line by line, it opens up tremendous riches to be mined. In today's Gospel reading, Jesus saw the crowd that had gathered as sheep without a shepherd. We are blessed, because we know our shepherd is Christ. Today take some time to prayerfully read over and meditate on this text. How do you allow Christ to be your shepherd? How to you block him out? What do you need to do to be in better communion with Him?
In verdant pastures he gives me repose;
beside restful waters he leads me;
he refreshes my soul.
He guides me in right paths
for his name's sake.
Even though I walk in the dark valley
I fear no evil; for you are at my side
with your rod and your staff
that give me courage.
You spread the table before me
in the sight of my foes;
you anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Only goodness and kindness follow me
all the days of my life;
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord
for years to come.