Today's timely first reading (in part, Jer 23:1-3):

Woe to the shepherds who mislead and scatter the flock of my pasture, says the LORD.

Therefore, thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, against the shepherds who shepherd my people: You have scattered my sheep and driven them away. You have not cared for them, but I will take care to punish your evil deeds.

I myself will gather the remnant of my flock from all the lands to which I have driven them and bring them back to their meadow; there they shall increase and multiply.

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@George Is this prophetic? The timing of modern events, first on Our Lady of Mount Carmel's feast, then this reminder the Sunday following.

There is always a risk when reading current events into scripture. On the other hand, scripture applies more broadly than just the then current circumstance.

While this is, in context, foretelling the coming of Our Lord, I also take it as a warning to our shepherds of any time.

@George Exactly. Prophetic scripture generally has something for every age and should be read with a Catholic lens.

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