The Good Shepherd

26 Nov 2017 by SHRCChurch, Comments Off on The Good Shepherd

Both the prophet Ezekiel in today’s first reading, and Jesus in today’s Gospel employ the image of God as a good shepherd and God’s people as a flock of sheep. Anyone who ever spent any time with sheep would immediately recognize how exasperatingly defenseless they are. Whatever strength or intelligence they might seem to have, they remain totally dependent on others for protection. It is not for nothing that the Scriptures employ this image when speaking of our relationship with God.

We may think we are strong. We may think we are clever and resourceful. But in reality, ultimately, we are dependent upon God for protection from the myriad threats to our well being. He is in charge. He is our king. And what He asks of us is to be his agents in promoting the well being of His kingdom, by loving and caring for fellow subjects: feeding the hungry, giving drink to the thirsty, welcoming strangers, clothing the naked, visiting the institutionalized, etc. i.e. those who are most vulnerable, just like sheep. How is your conscience in this regard?

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