A reflection to consider

The first century shepherd who began a journey with a flock of sheep met many obstacles along the way, some of which could prove fatal to his charges. We twenty-first century sheep are likewise on a long trek. Our journey too is filled with dangers along the way: health issues, troubled relationships,famine, the threat of nuclear destruction. And yet, through all this we have a Good Shepherd who knows the pathway ahead. He knows each bump in the road, each sharp turn, each valley or mountain—and he will bring us through safely. We will only falter when we take our eyes off the Shepherd and look through eyes of fear at the troubles surrounding us. The good life happens only when we turn our eyes back to our Shepherd and follow his steps closely.
(From 52 weeks with Jesus)

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