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The Hefted Shepherd John 21:1-19

The Hefted Shepherd

The Good Shepherd is looking for under-shepherds who have a connection with sheep. 

AT A GLANCE:  

A real-life shepherd understands the challenges and sacrifices of tending sheep. Jesus’ restoration of Peter reveals that shepherding souls is often difficult and dangerous work.  

 

EDITOR’S PICK:  

For material based on today’s epistle text, see “Flash-Mob Messiah,” April 14, 2013. 

 

For an alternative idea pertaining to Acts 9:1-6, (7-20), see “Neuroplasticity on the Damascus Road.”  

 

James Rebanks is a shepherd in the Lake District of England, working the land where his father and grandfather tended sheep and where many others have done so for thousands of years.  

His book, The Shepherd’s Life: A Tale of the Lake District, takes those of us who are uninitiated into the rhythms of life on those green “fells,” or hills — rhythms that haven’t changed much for shepherds over the course of hundreds of generations....

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