We read

John 10, 2 – 5, 11-14 

But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. Yet they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.”

“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep. But a hireling, he who is not the shepherd, one who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf catches the sheep and scatters them. The hireling flees because he is a hireling and does not care about the sheep. I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own.

We pray

Jesus the Good Shepherd laid down His life for us. We thank you for all the priests that you have called to be shepherds in the church (you can mention the name of your Parish priest). In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen 

We live

The sheep follow the shepherd because they recognise his voice. Jesus is our shepherd, therefore, to follow him we need to recognise his voice. Jesus talks to us through the Gospels. 

Today we give time to Jesus and listen to him, by reading some stories about him.