Jesus tells us in today's Gospel that He is the Good Shepherd who lays down His life for His sheep, unlike the "hireling" who runs away from the "wolf."
I waxed fiery during the sermon about the apostate hirelings who have either run away from the demonic beast or sided with him in order to lead the foolish sheeple to perdition. Western Anglicanism serves as a handy case study. Under its current gang of
heretical pagans pastors The Episcopal Church (TEC) is losing 50,000 annually and its lesser cousin, the diminutive ACoC (Anglican Church of Canada), well, where is it? Mars?
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After the first Mass we discussed the text a little further over coffee, noting that Christ is both sheep and shepherd, sacrificial victim and eschatological Lord. This prompted the following:
Countryman 1: "I used to raise sheep, Father."
LSP: "Ah hah."
Countryman 1: "They're dumber than a box of hammers."
Countryman 2: "I was showing a sheep and it ran right off into a moat. I had to use a lariat to haul it out."
LSP: "I see."
Here endeth the Lesson.