The Good Shepherd
Date: May 3, 2020
In our reading this week, from the Gospel of John, we hear the familiar parable of the shepherd and the sheep. Here Jesus presents himself as the gate of the sheep pen, the place where the sheep are kept safe and secure. Jesus says in the next verse following our reading for today that, “I am the good shepherd.”
What we learn from our reading for this week is that Jesus - whether gate keeper or shepherd - is that he is the opposite of the thief's who come to steal and destroy. Jesus has come to bring life, and to bring it abundantly.
During this Easter season the message continues to be that Jesus came to share with us something that is way better than anything else we can imagine!