Monday, 21 May 2007

I am the good shepherd

During this Easter Season, we are reading from the Acts of the Apostles, and from John's Gospel. One of the distinguising features of John's Gospel is the so called 'I am' passages. One favourite image is found in the tenth chapter, where we read: 'I am the good shepherd, says the Lord; I know my sheep, and mine own know me.'

The Lord is my shepherd;
there is nothing I shall want.
Fresh and green are the pastures
where he gives me repose.
Near restful waters he leads me,
to revive my drooping spirit.

We should get to know the Good Shepherd better!

The Good Shepherd is risen!
He who laid down his life for his sheep,
who died for his flock,
he is risen. Alleluia!

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