Thursday, April 06, 2017

Durer: prayer to the Shepherd

Thursday, April 6, 2017
    Commemoration of Albrecht Dürer, artist, 1528, and Michelangelo Buonarrotti, artist, spiritual writer, 1564
    [Jesus:] “I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep. And I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd.”
    —John 10:14-16 (ESV)
    O God in heaven, have mercy on us! Lord Jesus Christ, intercede for your people, deliver us at the opportune time, preserve in us the true genuine Christian faith, collect your scattered sheep with your voice, your divine Word as Holy Writ calls it. Help us to recognize your voice, help us not to be allured by the madness of the world, so that we may never fall away from you, O Lord Jesus Christ.
    ... Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), from his journal [1521], quoted in The Triumph of the Cross: the Passion of Christ in theology and the arts, Richard Viladesau, Oxford University Press US, 2008, p. 285 (see the book)
    See also John 10:14-16; Matt. 17:5; John 10:27; Acts 22:14; Rev. 3:20
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, I hear your voice.
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