Do You Love Me?

  “When they finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?”     He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.”     Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.”     Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”     He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know thatContinue reading “Do You Love Me?”

The Lord Is Our Shepherd

This is what is called a “found poem,” which means that every line of the poem was found in some other writing. In this case, all of  the lines of this poem are found in the Bible, from the Old Testament prophets, the words of Jesus, and all the way through Revelation. The lines ofContinue reading “The Lord Is Our Shepherd”

Getting to Know Your “Sheepiness”

I am the good shepherd. I know my sheep, and they know me.  –John 10:14 The shepherds of Israel have a custom of marking their sheep to make them distinct from each other.  Each bears a unique notch or brand that makes them distinguishable from their companions.  It is not done for aesthetics, but recognition.  Christ givesContinue reading “Getting to Know Your “Sheepiness””

Sheep Who Stray Away

“It is well to be the sheep of God’s pasture, even if we have been wandering sheep. The straying sheep has an owner, and however far it may stray from the fold, it ceases not to belong to that owner.   I believe that God will yet bring back into the fold every one ofContinue reading “Sheep Who Stray Away”