Ezekiel 34: 11-12. 15-17
Today’s reading follows the prophet’s stinging words of indictment against the leaders of Israel who had failed in their responsibility  for God’s people.  These leaders were focused on their own political agenda and personal gain; the Lord, in contrast, is a good shepherd.

1 Corinthians 15: 20-26. 28
Paul presents a powerful picture of Christ as Lord. Christ is presented as the ruler to whom every other power and authority must eventually give way.

Matthew 25: 31-46
A description of the last judgement where God’s people are judged according to how well they followed Christ in demonstrating compassion and love in their lives.