Good Shepherd Sunday – May 7, 2017
Jesus as shepherd - Jesus as the door or gate of the sheepfold.
The Gospel of John spends considerable time on the concepts of “Life”, or “eternal life”. Here’s the thing – it’s not just about life after death. It is life that begins here and now; it is about knowing God: Creator, Sustainer, Redeemer, Spirit. It is about knowing the voice of the good shepherd who teaches us, loves us, truly cares for us. It is life in community, finding security and nourishment as part of his flock. It is life that abounds in meaning and value and endures even beyond death.
What about us? Do we recognize the voice of the good shepherd over all the other voices?