Posted: May 8, 2017 in Pastor's Page
Dear Sisters and Brothers,
CATHOLIC CLASSIFIED ADD
Needed: Good Shepherds — People with the ability to follow Jesus as their Shepherd and then pay it forward by caring for others as Jesus cares for them
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, THIS IS WHAT THE JOB WILL ENTAIL FOR YOU:
(1) You must enter by the sheep gate, respectful of your sheep, and never do anything to frighten them or cause them to lose trust in you.
(2) Learn the names of your sheep and address them with personal tenderness.
(3) Walk in front of your flock as their leader, and let them get to know you so well that they will recognize your voice from afar.
(4) Be ready to make any sacrifice for them, even if it means giving up your life to protect them.
(5) Always be on the lookout for sheep that go astray. When a sheep strays, go after that sheep, find it, and carry him or her back home.
(6) Protect your flock, hold your sheep tenderly when they need reassurance, and never let anyone snatch them away from you.
(7) Always be on the lookout for good, safe places for your sheep to graze so that they always have ample food and water to sustain them.
(8) Always listen attentively to Jesus as your personal Shepherd, and constantly learn from him
(9) Pay special attention to unity among the flock, and work hard to heal all divisions and rifts that might occur among your sheep.
10) Your ultimate goal is that one day there will be one flock and one Shepherd: Jesus, the Good Shepherd for the whole world.
JESUS DESPERATELY NEEDS YOU TO HELP HIM CARE FOR HIS FLOCK
In the Risen Lord,
Fr. Eddie Gros, Pastor