We Are the Sheep of God’s Pasture

Thank you to Rev. James Wetzstein for permission to use his wonderful comic. More can be found at www.Agnusday.org

Thank you to Rev. James Wetzstein for permission to use his wonderful comic. More can be found at http://www.Agnusday.org

I don’t really like to think of myself as a sheep because they are somewhat stupid animals and I have prided myself on being a good student during my academic career.  But the truth is that I can also be dumb, either because I have no experience or knowledge of a subject or because I simply have not grasped what something means, perhaps we all can.  We can know facts without knowing what it really means.  And, I’ve been a sheep in other ways.  I’ve been known to follow fashion trends and buy things that I don’t really need but I want because it’s all the rage.  I can be a sheep.  However, being a sheep does not have to be bad if we continue to learn from Jesus and follow the right shepherd.

In today’s world, it is the same as it always has been.  We can choose who to listen to, who to follow.  We can choose on what to spend our time, our money, and our energy.  And, how we choose do this shows our priorities in life.  It shows which shepherd we follow.  Our actions reveal who we are.

Are we kind, generous, respectful, even when we disagree?  Do we help those in need?  Do we really want to know more about Jesus and more than that, to follow what he says is important.

Love God.  Love others. Serve the world.

May we be the kind of sheep who are kind.

About Sonja Roberts Dalglish

I love people, math, physics, and theology. I love mysteries which may explain the list above. I am a polio survivor, having had the disease in August 1954. The vaccine was declared safe in April 1955. I am very pro vaccines. They have increased the health and well being of the world. Presently, I am living just west of Corpus Christi, in Kingsville. For naturalists, this seems to be where the coastal plane and the Wild Horse Dessert meet. It is flat which gives us beautiful sunsets. One of our concerns is climate change. We are already hot and dry and getting hotter and dryer. The cattlemen and women are having to graze fewer livestock these days.
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4 Responses to We Are the Sheep of God’s Pasture

  1. This reminds me of “faith without works is dead.” Our works show our faith, what we follow, who we allow to shepherd us.

  2. Billie Williams says:

    Sonja, Years ago, one of my favorite younger priests gave a wonderful homily in which he called himself the “sheep dog” and,of course, Jesus was the shepherd.

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