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What Did Jesus Mean When He Said I Am The Gate? | #1027

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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.

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Sufferings Are Stepping Stones (#725, Easter 4)

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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]

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Confident Sheep Listen and Follow (#622, Easter 4)

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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]