Shepherd, Leader

Readings for May 11, 2014 — Fourth Sunday of Easter

Acts 2:14A, 36-41; Psalm 23:1-2A, 3B-4, 5, 6; 1 Peter 2:20B-25; John 10:1-10

Suggested Reflection Questions:

  • The Psalm this Sunday proclaims “The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.” Very often this can be a hard thing to admit. There are so many things in this world that we want and desire. How can we put aside these wants and turn to God? Why do we find ourselves easily distracted by material things?

  • We are all sinners. Jesus was without sin. His death on the cross was for all of our sins. What is one way that you sinned today? What is one way that you were like Christ today? How can we be better tomorrow?

  • In the Gospel reading, Jesus tells the Pharisees that the only way to be saved is through Him. Jesus is the gate and whoever enters through him will be saved. Those who try to go around or over him, however, are “thieves and robbers.” Jesus is looking for leaders who will follow Him and be an example to others. How can we show leadership in our faith? What are some attributes of a good, Christian leader? Which of these attributes do you posses?