May 15, 2011: 4th Sunday of Easter
Truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs in by another way is a thief and a robber.
The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep.
The gatekeeper opens the gate for the shepherd, and the sheep hear his voice.
He calls his sheep by name and leads them out. (John 10:1-3)
We often refer to Jesus as the Good Shepherd. This is a perfect title and image for Jesus.
As disciples, we follow Jesus. Sheep would never survive without their shepherd. We would surely lose our way in life if we did not have the guidance of Jesus.
Jesus knows each of us by name. Jesus is our friend, our best friend.
We need Jesus’ help daily.
When something is bothering you, or you’re upset about something that happened between you and your mom or dad, your brother, sister, or a friend, ask Jesus for guidance.
Remember, he is your best friend. Talk to Jesus, he is always ready to listen.