16th Sunday in Ordinary Time July 18 2021

In today’s Gospel, people from towns all over Galilee hurried to see
and hear Jesus. His heart was moved, for they appeared to be “sheep
without a shepherd.” Jesus is that shepherd. Jesus is our shepherd. He
has drawn us here today, from different households, from different
families, perhaps even from different towns. We come today to celebrate
the Eucharist, this wonderful sacrament that Jesus established to be
celebrated in his name until the end of time, this sacrament in which
we receive our Lord, our redeemer, our shepherd.