Prayer of the Day

Fourth Week of Easter

April 18th, 2016
"Jesus said again; 'Amen, Amen. I say to you I am the gate for the sheep. All who come before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them.'" John 1 : 10
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The Gospel today consists of two movements.  First,  the contrast between the true shepherd and a thief of sheep.  The shepherd does not come sneaking into the fold because his sheep know his voice and follow him.  The second is the image of the field and the gate;  before misunderstanding his parable,  Jesus says that He is the way that leads to the fold,  to the place where the sheep live serenely.  The sheepfold is a place of salvation and intimacy with Christ the Shepherd.

Prayer

Lord you are my shepherd, you are my friend. I want to follow you always, to follow you my friend. amen