Friday, April 25, 2014

John Paul II on Shepherds

"Christan tradition has adopted the biblical image of the shepherd in three forms: as the one who carries the lost sheep on his shoulders, and the one who leads his flocks to green pastures, and as the one who gathers his sheep with his staff and protects them from danger. In all three images there is a recurring theme: The shepherd is for the sheep, not the sheep for the shepherd."