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Sunday 4th (A) of Easter

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Gospel text (Jn 10,1-10): Jesus used this comparison, but they did not understand what he was saying to them. Jesus said, «Truly, I say to you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate, but climbs in some other way, is a thief and a robber. But the shepherd of the sheep enters by the gate. The keeper opens the gate to him and the sheep hear his voice; he calls each of his sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them and the sheep follow him for they know his voice. A stranger they will not follow, rather they will run away from him because they don't recognize a stranger's voice».

Jesus used this comparison, but they did not understand what he was saying to them. So Jesus said, «Truly, I say to you, I am the gate of the sheep. All who came were thieves and robbers, and the sheep did not hear them. I am the gate. Whoever enters through me will be saved; he will go in and out freely and find food. The thief comes to steal and kill and destroy, but I have come that they may have life, life in all its fullness».

Illustration: Mr. Josep Lluís Martínez i Picañol (Picanyol)

Today, the listeners don't understand Jesus words either. He is explaining them something beautiful: I am your shepherd and you are my lambs. Christ descended down to earth to help us. He is the good shepherd that knows each one of us, and is guiding us through the right path. He is the door to our salvation.

- Christ is telling us: "I am your elder brother. I was sent by the Father in heaven to take care of you, his sons. Is it difficult to understand?

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