Easter 4 – The shepherd would lay in the gap, himself the gate to protect the sheep from the wolves. He does not promise the sheep that their lives will be free of thieves and robbers, only that if they stay close to the Shepherd, they will be safe.
Ordinary 24 – Three lessons from our readings: 1) Remember whose you are, and where you and God have been together. 2) Expect God to lead you to something new and wonderful. 3) Listen to the voice of the Shepherd and let Him lead you.
Easter 4 – A mother says to her child: “Take, eat, this is my body; take, drink, this is my blood.” Motherhood gives us a glimpse of the Good Shepherd. Every Christian vocation feeds on God and leads others to God.
Easter 4 – The Good Shepherd never forgets a sheep. Come hell or high water, blizzard or earthquake, the Good Shepherd will be there with you and for you. How would your life look different if you trusted this much in God’s love for you?
The Good Shepherd lays down his life for his sheep. What about the trials we go through? We want abundant life. But to get there, our Good Shepherd must lead us through sufferings and trials. The sufferings are stepping stones. [AUDIO]
We can have confidence that Christ knows us and can bring us to true life. The Shepherd calls his sheep to their unique vocations: priesthood, religious life, marriage. He continues to call His sheep each day. Listen and follow. [AUDIO]