Drawing on Christ's headship of and love for his church (Ephesians, Colossians, 1-2 Timothy and Titus) we consider the wonderfully comforting portrait of Jesus as our Shepherd.
Our Good Shepherd has become the model for under-shepherds. His great concern is the good of the sheep. A good shepherd gives himself to the sheep. A thief comes to get something form the flock – wool or mutton. Jesus our Lord made every personal claim subservient to the blessing of his flock; even to giving His life that they might live. – Walter Chantry