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4th Sunday Easter Yr C – Good Shepherd Sunday / Anzac Day

April 20, 2010

My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me

The Good Shepherd

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Reflection Question 6: The context of John 10 is the great Jewish ‘Feast of Dedication’. It was a celebration of military victory of Judas Maccabeaus who led an army (164BCE ) against the occupying Greeks who had desecrated the Jewish Temple by putting the Greek god Zeus on the altar making it ‘unclean’. (See Dan 8:13)They killed and chased out their oppressors, destroyed false idols, built a new altar and rededicated the Temple. In Jn 10 they ask Jesus if he is the promised Messiah – and will he raise up arms and inspire an Army to overcome the occupying Roman forces!? He responds: he is the Good Shepherd. Salvation and healing of the world will come through listening to his voice not the taking up of arms. A soldier or shepherd. What are the similarities and differences of these two ‘images’?

-Discerning your Vocation many young adults find themselves struggling to realise what their ‘call’ or ‘vocation’ from God might be. Is it to Marriage, Priesthood, Single Life, Religious Life? This resource offers some reflective questions to help discern – or ‘cut away’ – options. Passion, attraction, desire and gifts are all part of the listening process which God works through. After all, God writes his hopes and plans for us into our deepest desires!

Marist Seminary – Auckland, New Zealand

Holy Cross Seminary – Auckland, New Zealand

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