April 11 John 10:19-42 Christine Woodward
Reflection: In John 10 27-30 Jesus lets us know the many blessings he gives us. The Shepherd’s voice offers us assurance, direction, and learning. I can hear the Shepherd speaking to me if I take the time to listen. The Lord of creation knows and loves me. I am offered direction and guidance in my life. I am offered the promise of eternal life. The Shepherd offers me protection and security. I feel safe and protected because I know I am part of the Shepherd’s sheep. I know I have a strong relationship with my Shepherd, and they will continue to watch over me. If I get lost, they will find me and/or patiently wait for me. This is important in my life since I have struggled with my beliefs when bad things are happening. Even in these moments of doubt, I know God accepts and loves me. God will find me again, and our relationship will be even stronger.
Prayer: Hey God! Thank you for accepting and loving me. Thank you for holding me when I am sad. Thank you for lifting me up when I am in need. This lent, help us to grow our relationship with you and to listen when you are speaking.