DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
“Good Shepherd”: In today’s Gospel, Jesus the “Good Shepherd” proclaims His Divine Protective and Personal Love for us, His sheep; even to Suffer and Die for us. Ponder on, “Is our love and service to Jesus deep and unconditional? Are we challenging ourselves, with God’s grace to become more like Him?”
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
Jesus said: ‘I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd is one who 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 and runs away as soon as he sees a wolf coming, 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 these I have to lead as well. They too will listen to my voice, and there will be only one flock, one shepherd.’