Scripture Reflections for the Fourth Sunday of Easter

Year C, Lectionary 51

Hate feeling lost on Sundays at church? Searching for a better explanation of the Bible than what you hear from your pastor's sermon? Check out the following collection of audio, video, and text commentaries from various Christian experts for a better understanding of today's scripture that deal with: AbrahamAuthorityBlasphemyChurchComfortConversionDivinityEvangelizeFaithFearFocusFollowGatherGospelGraceHanukkahHeavenHopeIdentityLambLeadListenLoveMartyrMessiahMotherObediencePassoverPaulPersecutionPovertyPowerPrayerRelationshipResurrectionRevelationServeSheepShepherdSufferingSukkotTempleUnityVocationVoiceWater

Psalm 100:1-3, 5
John 10:27-30

“Jesus isn't just revealing he's the Good Shepherd, he's revealing his divinity. That he's the divine shepherd of Israel who has now come in person to save his people”

"The Divine Shepherd: “I and the Father are One”" | Brant Pitre |

“This is the relationship that Jesus wants with you and me. This is the kind of Messiah that Jesus wants to be for you and me. Not a military commander but a relationship of love and intimacy”

Fr. Mark E. Thibodeaux, SJ |

“I need a shepherd who will tower over my life so that I can rest knowing his mighty power will sustain me no matter what and through no matter what”

Sr. Jane Nesmith, SBS |
Overall Readings

“as we reflect on our roles as shepherds we must also remember that in order to become a good speaker we must first become good listeners. Before we become good teachers we must first become good students.”

Fr. Emmanuel Ochigbo |

“Do I listen to the voice of the Shepherd by making a regular, reflective and prayerful reading of the Scriptures an integral part of my spiritual life?”

"They listen to my voice" | Fr. Geoffrey Plant |

“Jesus is risen. The Good News dwells among us. Despite times of great distress and division God has a vision for our world. It is a vision of a world in which every nation, race, people and tongue are united. It is a vision that is looking for a home in our hearts.”

Colleen Gibson, SSJ |

“Always, the initiative is God's and ours is the response”

GatherClip | "Grace in the Church" | Sr. Joanne |

“God always guides us into God's presence in times of trouble”

Anne Arabome, S.S.S. |