From a Creighton Student's Perspective
May 15, 2011
The image of the shepherd suggests that Jesus is leading us on our journey and is close to us, just as sheep are to their shepherd. Jesus assures us that he will not lead us astray, and we should trust him. Jesus will call us by name, and we will be comforted by this familiar voice. The contrasting image is of the thief, who comes to steal and slaughter and destroys. This makes me think of what the thieves are in my life. What is taking me away from Jesus, my Shepherd? One thing I think of is excessive worry. I always worry about my grades, appearance, being sure of my career plans, and other things going on in my life. Worrying this much can drain the life out of me at times, which is not what God wants for me. I need to spend less time worrying about these things and think about what will bring me closer to God and keep me in Jesus flock. Each of us has different thieves that take us away from Jesus. It is important that we spend time reflecting on the things in our lives that take us away from living the full life that God wants us to have. I pray to the Lord for the light and wisdom to recognize the attitudes that may be taking real life away from me. I also pray for the grace to address these things in my life and to find freedom from them.
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