In this week’s focus scripture, Jesus uses the analogy of a shepherd and his flock to describe our relationship with God and one another. He is teaching us how to be a flock – to recognize that the shepherd cares for those already a part of the flock and also “other sheep who do not belong to this fold” (verse 16). There will be one flock and one shepherd, Jesus explains. We are one – all loved by God and called to love one another.
This week, spend some time with animals. If you have pets, plan to spend some extra time with them – take them on a hike or to a dog run. If you don’t have pets, plan a trip to a local farm or zoo to enjoy the animals.
Seasons of the SpiritTM Wood Lake Publishing.