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Sunday, April 29, 2012

The good shepherd


- The Good Shepherd, William Dyce

The gospel for today was John 10: 11-18 ... "I am the good shepherd". I read an interesting homily on this at Jesuit Rob Marsh's blog. Here's just part of it ...

Sunday Week 4 of Easter Year A
- Rob Marsh SJ

[...] Jesus the sheepfold. Underneath the pastoral language there’s a picture of Jesus as a boundary, as a wall, as a marker of who’s in and who’s out. All the language echoes with division and separation and even violence. They’re “our own” and there’s the stranger—the wolf, the thief, the marauder. In John’s vision you are either in with us or you’re out—and not just out, you’re out to steal and kill
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