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6 May

Fourth Sunday of Easter

Becoming Good at Shepherding

Voices! So many voices! To which ones do I listen? Jesus is very clear “My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me.” The sheep follow the shepherd because they know his voice. The first voice that most of heard was that of our mother’s, even before we were born. We knew that voice. We had heard it before!

Do we know the voice of Jesus? How can we get to know it better? How can we grow in our relationship with Jesus so that we too hear his voice, recognize his voice, and generously respond or act?

As we fully, consciously, and actively participate in the Eucharistic meal this weekend in the company of so many who make up our St. Francis flock, let’s recognize and hear the voice of Jesus in our singing, in our praying, in our hearing the Word of God, and in the greetings and smiles of all who gather. And may our “going forth” continue the work of the Good Shepherd—caring for, tending, and being good at bringing others closer to God.

Listen to Bob Hurd’s invitations to becoming good at shepherding.