Monday of the Fourth Week of Easter
I like the image of us, people of God, being compared to sheep and Jesus being a Good Shepherd. Think about this and think about the sheep and their needs. They really don’t need much to live. The sheep need a good shepherd that they would trust, know, follow -- a shepherd that would feed them and protect them. And I think this is exactly why Jesus compares us to His sheep and calls Himself a Good Shepherd. Because Jesus knows that we tend to complicate our lives by reasoning, questioning, striving to have everything explained. However, Jesus is trying to tell us that all we need in this life is our faith and trust in Jesus, our Good Shepherd. We don’t need to understand everything, but simply trust that He will feed us, protect us, take care of us, and lead us to a better place.