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04/22/18 Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. Damian

Do you know the peace and security of the Good Shepherd who watches over his own?

 

The Old Testament often speaks of God as shepherd of his people, Israel. The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a flock! We are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. The Messiah is also pictured as the shepherd of God's people: He will feed his flock like a shepherd, he will gather the lambs in his arms. Jesus says he is the Good Shepherd who will risk his life to seek out and save the stray sheep. He is the Shepherd and Guardian of our souls.

 

Jesus made three promises to his followers. He promised them everlasting life. If they accept him and follow him, they will have the life of God in them. Jesus also promised them a life that would know no end. Death would not be the end but the beginning; they would know the glory of indestructible life. Jesus promised a life that was secure. Jesus said that nothing would snatch them out of his hand, not even sorrow and death, since he is everlasting life itself. Our lives are safe in his hands.

 

The words which Jesus spoke upset many of the Jewish leaders. How could he speak with the same authority which God spoke and claim to be equal with God? He must either be insane or divine. Unfortunately, some thought he was mad even though he cured a man who was blind from birth. We are faced with the same choice. Either Jesus is who he claims to be - the Son of God and Savior of the world - or the world's greatest deluder! We cannot be indifferent to his claim. For those who accept him as Lord and Savior he offers the peace and security of unending life and joy with God.

 

Do you listen attentively to the voice of the Good Shepherd and obey his word?

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