May 12, 2019: Fourth Sunday of Easter
Reading: John 10:27-30
“My sheep hear my voice;
I know them, and they follow me.
I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish.
No one can take them out of my hand.
My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all,
The Father and I are one.”
As we reflect on the parable in today’s gospel, we see that every facet of a sheep’s life was important to the shepherd. Jesus in this parable wants us to know with certainty that each one of us is a unique gift. Like his sheep, we come to know the sound of our shepherd’s voice and we share in an intimate relationship that continues to grow.
Listening, to the voice of God, in the deep recesses of our soul, in today’s busy and noisy world sometimes is a challenge, but one that is worth the effort. What a wonderful gift we have been given to be in relationship with our God.
You are a beloved child of God, unconditionally loved. Spend time this week reflecting on these words.