God led the Chosen People from slavery in Egypt; however, a new kind of oppression later arose. Religious leaders became slaves to greed and power, exploiting the people as evil shepherds who rob and murder sheep— God’s people. A new Exodus was needed. It came with Jesus.
The center Sunday of Easter has traditionally been “Good Shepherd Sunday.” By the gentle call of each by name, Jesus leads us, his wounded and abused sheep, out of the oppressive dimension of the institution of religion, into a glorious new sheepfold. There the sheep are so one with the shepherd that the bond is the same as that between the Father and Jesus.
Let go and give yourself to the Lord, then God will hold onto you; no one will be able to snatch you out of God’s hand.
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Example: I hearing the Shepherd’s voice. v. 27
Sundays are dedicated to the Gospels from the Revised Common Lectionary.
In year C, during the Easter Season, we read from John’s Gospel, with Luke on the Seventh Week.
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