For this Fourth Sunday of Easter we continue to proclaim the Good News, “Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!” The traditional focus of this Fourth Sunday of Easter is on Jesus being the “good shepherd.” On this “Good Shepherd Sunday,” we hear Jesus speak of himself as the shepherd who is the gatekeeper and who opens the […]
THE SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST–B Pr. 11; LECTIONARY 16 July 19, 2015 Peace Lutheran, Grass Valley CA THE FUNNIES: Sitting by the window of her convent one evening, Sister Barbara opened a letter from her parents which contained a $100 bill. Sister Barbara smiled at the gesture. While she read the letter, she noticed a […]
The Fourth weekend of Easter has traditionally been “Good Shepherd” Sunday, a day for us to connect to the wonderful Biblical image of Jesus as Shepherd.Today I don’t want to focus so directly on the shepherd. I want to focus on the sheep. My idea is that the successful sheep humbles himself or herself before the shepherd to be part of the Shepherd’s plan and thus enjoy the shepherd’s abundance.