A sheepherder takes great care of his sheep, not only feeds them, but also guides them, bandages them when they are wounded or injured, takes them to rest and dwell in green pastures. A shepherd simply takes care of his sheep and in the same way God takes care of us, guides us and bandages us when we are hurt or injured. That is why the psalmist David said: “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want”. It is good that today we understand the great significance of being the sheep of the Lord and that the Lord be our shepherd.
27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.
28 I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand.
29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand.