May 11th 2003
4th Sunday of Easter
You are a shepherd, too. There are people who admire you. With their eyes fixed on you they are listening to your every word, they observe all your actions. They are also shocked by everything that is not the way it should be in your life. They are beset by your immaturity, they are hurt by your mistakes, they cringe watching your awkward doings.
But you also have your shepherds, at least one, who -- for you -- is an authority, an oracle, an example of courage, righteousness, thinking, and cultural behavior. And you also hurt when you notice flaws, cracks, rifts and spots in his behavior.
And so, sooner or later you come to the conviction that God is the only one Good Shepherd. The only and the highest authority is His Word - Jesus Christ.
translation: Monika Darron