Example of a Good Shepherd: Norman Borlaug

John’s gospel makes an extended comparison between Jesus and shepherds who pasture, protect, and water their flocks and who at night sleep in the opening of the sheepfold. Jesus is both the good shepherd and the gate to the sheepfold. This Sunday the Church reads from John 10, where the gospel makes this comparison. AContinue reading “Example of a Good Shepherd: Norman Borlaug”

Gospel Reflection for April 21, 2013, 4th Sunday of Easter

Jesus said, “My sheep hear my voice. I know them, and they follow me.” John 10:27 Sunday’s short gospel passage comes near the end of John’s gospel, chapter 10. Jesus knows us. This passage promises his followers will never perish. No one can snatch us from Jesus’ hand or his Father’s hand. These consoling promisesContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for April 21, 2013, 4th Sunday of Easter”

Gospel Reflection for April 29, Fourth Sunday of Easter

Jesus said, “I am the good shepherd.  Good shepherds lay down their lives for the sheep.” John 10.11 As John’s chapter 10 begins, Jesus talk in an elaborate figure of speech about sheep and shepherds.  Sheep know their shepherd’s voice; they won’t follow a stranger or a thief.  A shepherd leads a flock in andContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for April 29, Fourth Sunday of Easter”