Jesus Never Ceases to be the Sheepgate…

Posted May 1, 2017 11:22 pm by Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB

Jesus Never Ceases to be the Sheepgate…

Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year A – May 7th, 2017
Of all the images of Jesus throughout the ages, which manifests his tenderness and compassion more than the Good Shepherd? Even before Jesus’ time, the image of shepherd was used to describe the tenderness and provident care God shows us. Shepherd and host are both images set against the background of the desert, where the protector of the sheep is also the protector of the desert traveler, offering hospitality and safety from enemies. In the Bible and the ancient Near East, “shepherd” was often used as a political title to stress

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