Today’s Gospel Story not only points to Jesus the Good Shepherd, but arouses in us the perpetual questions, choices and ultimate decisions that we must make throughout our lives. It is not simply a one-time choice to follow the Good Shepherd, but an ongoing struggle each day to choose to follow or not. None of us is perfect, so our choices are often inconsistent and waiver from time to time. Sometimes, we choose love, compassion and forgiveness. Sometimes we choose hate, apathy and selfishness.
Adults: What in your life makes you stray from the voice of the Good Shepherd?
Children: What keeps you from sometimes following Jesus’ voice?