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Sunday Reflections, Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year A. Columban ordination to diaconate.

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The Good Shepherd, Martin van Cleve the Elder [Web Gallery
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Gospel John 10:1-10(NRSV, Catholic Edition, Canada)






Jesus said:
"Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs in by another way is a thief and a bandit. The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep hear his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice. They will not follow a stranger, but they will run from him because they do not know the voice of strangers.” Jesus used this figure of speech with them, but they did not understand what he was saying to them.
So again Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and bandits; but the sheep did not listen…

'I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.' Sunday Reflections, 3rd Sunday of Easter Year A

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Christ the Good Shepherd Murillo, c.1660, Museo del Prado, Madrid [Web Gallery of Art] Readings (New American Bible: Philippines, USA)                 Readings(Jerusalem Bible: Australia, England & Wales, India [optional], Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa)
GospelJohn 10:1-10  (New Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition, Canada) 
Jesus said: "Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs in by another way is a thief and a bandit.The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep.The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep hear his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice. They will not follow a stranger, but they will run from him because they do not know the voice of strangers.” Jesus used this figure of speech with them, but they did not understand what he was saying …