Sunday, June 24, 2007

One flock and one shepherd

Jesus uses different metaphors to describe himself as the Lord who watches over his own. The first figure of speech he uses is the one of the shepherd and the thief. The shepherd uses the official gate to bring his flock to safety. Thieves and robbers are making illegal openings in the walls of the sheepfold in order to steal some sheep. They would not use the gate of the sheepfold, because during the night a guard was watching there to protect the sheep from different flocks.
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