The sound of Alleluias fills the 50 days of Easter Sunday to Pentecost as we give thanks for the gift of our salvation. The Easter Triduum recalls the passion and resurrection of Christ in the sacred journey from Holy Thursday to Easter Vigil. "Dying he destroyed our death. Rising he restored our life."
Theme: Jesus is the Good Shepherd.
Breaking Open the Word
Suggested text for faith sharing: Today’s Gospel
Step One: Listen to the Word
As you hear this lovely reading about Jesus as shepherd, what words or phrases strike you? What in this reading touches your heart?
Step Two: Look into Your Life
Question for Children: Jesus tells us he is the Good Shepherd, but how do you experience God guiding and protecting you?
Question for Youth: How do you feel about Jesus' being your shepherd? What does it mean to you that he lays down his life for you?
Question for Adults: What qualities of God does the image of the Good Shepherd suggest? How do you experience God in this way?