April 23,2018 Monday
Gospel : John 10:1-10
“I tell you the truth, I am the gate for the sheep.”
In the sheepfold, the shepherd functions as a gate, letting the sheep in and protecting them from thieves, weather or wild animals. Sleeping across the doorway of the fold to secure them. Just as the shepherd cares for it’s flock, more so Jesus who cares for us. He knows you and he desires to give you lasting peace and joy which the world cannot give.
He invites us to “enter in” to the gate of eternal life. “A new life that will last forever because it comes from the eternal, living word of God”(1Pt 1:23)
Today he gives us a choice between life and death, “Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life. You can make this choice by loving the Lord your God, obeying him and committing firmly to him.” Deut 30:19) ... I say, enter in!
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.