April 22, 2018 Sunday
Gospel John 10: 11-18
”I am the Good Shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me.”
In today's Gospel, Jesus declares Himself as the Good Shepherd who lays down his life for his flock. Jesus tells the disciples that the Son of God will die in order to ensure that none of his flock would be lost. The Good Shepherd is concerned with all the sheep before all else. He would enter any danger zone to defend his sheep from wild beasts.
Today's Gospel invites us also to be a good shepherd to one another. Like Jesus who took up his life again in the resurrection and transfigured with glory, we too should take up our life again, transformed and renewed by grace.
Let us not only admire the Good Shepherd, we should also honor Him by being good shepherds ourselves.
Reflections of Faith
Read and be inspired by a reflection based on today's Gospel made by members of the Verbum Dei Family in Manila.