DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Jesus – Good Shepherd: We rejoice that Jesus, our Good Shepherd knows us personally and intimately, and “calls us by name”. To have such a personal God who protects and cares for us so selflessly that He is willing to die for us, for our Salvation, is truly the greatest gift we can ever expect in our lives.
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
Jesus said: ‘I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd lays down his life for his sheep. The hired man, since he is not the shepherd and the sheep do not belong to him, abandons the sheep as soon as he sees a wolf coming, and runs away, and then the wolf attacks and scatters the sheep; he runs away because he is only a hired man and has no concern for the sheep.
‘I am the good shepherd; I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for my sheep. And there are other sheep I have that are not of this fold, and I must lead these too. They too will listen to my voice, and there will be only one flock, one shepherd.’