In last Sunday's Gospel (25 July 2021), we have the example of Jesus, the Good Shepherd. Jesus realised that the apostles needed rest and He invited them to go apart “and rest awhile.” Jesus is the Good Shepherd who cares for the welfare of each little lamb and sheep. The Good Shepherd lays down his life for his flock.
The Salesian spirit is inspired by the style of the Good Shepherd. Don Bosco gave his entire life for young people, his life and his educative work, were all oriented to the service of young people, a service that helped them to grow, making them the agents of their own life project. He took no step, he said no word, he took up no task that was not directed to the saving of the young especially those who are who are like “sheep without a shepherd.”
God continues to call many others to continue this mission of Don Bosco for the young and to be Shepherds of joy, hope and love. The Salesian family is a vast movement of people and groups, men and women in different situations, who constitute the Salesian Movement. The Salesian mission finds its lasting strength and purpose, in the love of Christ and the heart of the “Good Shepherd.”
Mr Mark Brockhus