4th Sunday in Easter
The sheep and the Shepherd
- But I think it is quite clear, as this coronavirus began, we were seeking, yes, as God’s servants, but to TRULY know THE Shephard: Jesus Christ
St. Peter wrote in his first letter he taught, like Jesus, to those who became scared after Jesus Christ died on the cross
§ His disciples were locked in an upper room, terrified to be killed, like their leader
§ Imagine their fear for three days having no clue what was going on, especially as they gave up their jobs, their families, their houses
§ And what quickly occur?
- “…but you have now returned to the shepherd and guardian of your souls.”
§ Jesus was back!
- And here is where our true Shepherd always protects us, feeds us, and laid down his life for us
- Therefore, we really have only two options
- The first is what we heard in John 10: “A thief comes only to steal and slaughter and destroy…”
§ How are we not focusing to our Shepherd, or the thief: evilness, sin, the world, vices, or sins?
- Or, honing into Jesus own words? “I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly.”
In verdant pastures he gives me repose;
beside restful waters he leads me;
he refreshes my soul.
He guides me in right paths
for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk in the dark valley
I fear no evil; for you are at my side.
With your rod and your staff
that give me courage.
We must follow THE Shepherd