Good Shepherd Sunday

A Postcard from the 4th Sunday of Easter 05/08/22

Day 22 of Easter.

The Fourth Sunday of Easter is often called Good Shepherd Sunday because we read Psalm 23 and hear a passage from the Good Shepherd discourse from the Gospel of John. In the Church of England and in The Roman Catholic Church, this Sunday is also known as Vocation Sunday.

Through the lens of vocation, the question becomes, what does it mean to hear, know, and follow Jesus’ voice? From this perspective, Jesus as the Good Sheperd doesn’t just protect us, but calls us into service. From this perspective, the powerful ministry and witness of Tabitha shows us that a live of service to God and community isn’t just for ordained people. From this perspective, the familiar Psalm 23 is not just a prayer for a time of distress, but is a prayer of trust and discernment. How would our lives change if we really let God lead, revive, guide, comfort, and annoint us?

A sermon for the Episcopal Church of the Messiah, Heflin:

Principal texts: Acts 9:36-43; Psalm 23; John 10:22-30

Audio only

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Published by akhudlow

I am a priest in the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Alabama. I am a church nerd, printmaker, storyteller, and blogger.

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