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By Fr. James Heithoff
St. Patricks Catholic Church 

The Good Shepherd


The Good Shepherd is an image of God that is very familiar to all of us as Christians. Any number of organizations and institutions throughout the world are known by this particular title. The title connotes a deep dimension of care, protection and nurturing. Our ideas of the Good Shepherd are most likely informed by Psalm twenty-three from the Old Testament.

“The Lord is my shepherd, there is nothing I shall want.”

Notions of feeding and leading, rest and long awaited refreshment come to mind. This psalm is a favorite that one many times hears at funerals and understandably so.


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