Recognising The Voice Of The Good Shepherd

Post date: May 10, 2014 10:37:20 AM

11 May 2014 ( Good Shepherd Sunday )

[Acts 2:14a, 36-41] [1 Peter 2:20b-25] [John 10:1-10]


In any social debate or civil strife, there will be conflicting voices. In the heat of argument, it is sometimes hard to tell right from wrong. It could be that the voices of evil are louder or more convincing. Perhaps not enough good people are speaking up, and the voices of the few good people are drowned out by the voices of evil. Often, it is only after the war or debate ends and tempers have subsided that people are able to reflect on what had taken place and learn the lesson. After the crucifixion of Jesus, the disciples were made to realised that they were all guilty for the death of Jesus. Peter, now speaking with a new authority, made it clear that even if they did not directly kill Jesus, they were guilty if only for standing by and doing nothing. When they asked Peter what they should do now, Peter told them they had to repent and ask for the Holy Spirit. For it is the Holy Spirit who unites us Christians and enables us to recognise the authentic voice of Jesus, the good shepherd.