And isn't that what happened. The Lord, Our God came to us and was our shepherd. And he was a Good Shepherd. He sought out the lost and the sick. He didn't lead anyone astray.
We don't live in an area where sheep are a common sight - and shepherds even less so - but it doesn't take much imagination to understand why a shepherd is important. And why that shepherd needs to be good.
Our symbol today was a shepherd's staff. The readings were: Ezekiel 34:2b, 4-5, 10-12, 15a, 16a, 23-24; Psalm 23:1 (The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want) and John 10:11, 16, 27
And apropos nothing, this is my 500th post!