The 4th Sunday of Easter is called “Good Shepherd Sunday”.  It is the Church’s universal prayer day for vocations. The Good Shepherd, the Church says, is our model for living, ministry and leadership. Notice the three important characteristics of the Good Shepherd: i) ready to lay down his life for his sheep; ii) the Good Shepherd knows his sheep and he knows the Father; and iii) the Good Shepherd is the principle of unity – there are other sheep that will come to the fold and all will be kept safe by the Good Shepherd.

The Good Shepherd teaches us three lessons for whatever state of life we find ourselves in: to listen carefully, how to be caring and how to be unifiers.

Join Fr Russell Pollitt SJ as he reflects on the readings for the 4th Sunday of Easter.

You can find the texts that this reflection is based on in your bible, or simply just hover your mouse over the following references and the texts will also appear:

Acts 4:8-12; Psalm 117; 1 John 3:1-2 & John 10:11-18

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