May 6, 2019
The Lord Jesus is our Shepherd. He leads and guides us. He protects us and cares for us in our need. However, this leadership depends on following the shepherd, beginning with listening to the voice of the shepherd. Jesus says that those who belong to him “listen to his voice”. This may sound so easy, but it is a challenge. Our independence and thought that ‘we know better’ are obstacles to this listening. Jesus possesses all truth, and expresses unconditional love. If we listen to him, he will give us that quality of life, as we follow our shepherd. During this Easter season, we have particular opportunities to listen to the risen Lord as he calls us, and to become renewed members of his flock.