Daily Word Of God
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.’
Today's Pointers on God's Word
As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?
- In Today’s Gospel Jesus repeatedly asserts “I am the Good Shepherd and I lay down my life for my sheep”.
- Jesus, the guardian of our souls promises us eternal life with Him if we listen, accept and follow His voice and obey His Word.
- Jesus fulfilled His Father’s Will faithfully and fully to the point of dying on the Cross for our sake. How willing am I to suffer and obey God’s Will out of my love and gratitude to the Lord?