Jesus said “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.”
We heard from an ancient Palestinian shepherd, explaining what a day in his life looked like. Click here to download a copy of this reading.
The Lord is my shepherd.
I lack nothing.
He lets me rest in grassy meadows;
he leads me to restful waters;
he keeps me alive.
He guides me in proper paths
for the sake of his good name.
Even when I walk through the darkest valley,
I fear no danger because you are with me.
Your rod and your staff—
they protect me.
You set a table for me
right in front of my enemies.
You bathe my head in oil;
my cup is so full it spills over!
Yes, goodness and faithful love
will pursue me all the days of my life,
and I will live in the Lord’s house
as long as I live.
We experienced a sung sermon instead of the usual spoken on — you had to be there! Nonetheless, some of the songs we heard are on YouTube: