The Word Among Us

Easter 2022 Issue

The Good Shepherd

Jesus Wants to Lead Us, Guide Us, and Protect Us

The Good Shepherd: Jesus Wants to Lead Us, Guide Us, and Protect Us

We’ve all seen paintings, stained glass windows, and statues of Jesus with a staff in his hand, lovingly carrying a lamb on his shoulder. It’s an image that resonates with us because Jesus identified himself as the Good Shepherd, and we often think of ourselves as the lamb he has found and rescued. Maybe these bucolic images are also appealing because of the contrast they offer to the fast-paced, high-tech world we live in today.

But beyond just a beautiful image, this title of Good Shepherd reveals aspects of who Jesus is and how he wants us to relate to him....


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