Knowing the Good Shepherd

Posted on May 2, 2017 by - Connect! Sunday Reflection

Midweek Reflection: Knowing the Good ShepherdFor Sunday, May 07, 2017,
4th Sunday of Easter

Acts 2:14a, 36-41
1 Peter 2:20b-25
John 10:1-10

Jesus said: “My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish.”
John 10:27-28

In 2013 in his message for the 50th World Day of Prayer for Vocations (which is celebrated each year on the Fourth Sunday of Easter), Pope Benedict XVI observed, “Hope is the expectation of something positive in the future, yet at the same time it must sustain our present existence, which is often marked by dissatisfaction and failures… To have hope, therefore, is the equivalent of trusting in God who is faithful, who keeps the promises of the covenant.”

This sense of hope is at the heart of this Sunday’s Gospel, which places before us one of the greatest biblical images of God’s faithful care and mercy: the Good Shepherd. The Evangelist John uses the image of the Good Shepherd (cf. chapter 10) to illustrate the intimate way Christ knows each of us—the flock entrusted to his care—and how, like a faithful shepherd, he constantly watches over us and lifts us up. (more…)

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Posted on May 1, 2017 by - Release Notes, WeConnect

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