I know them, and they follow me.
I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish.
No one can take them out of my hand.
We belong to Christ. Beyond our failings, our resistances, even our sometime ambivalence and distractedness, we belong to Christ Jesus. He wants us for himself, like a shepherd he wants to carry, care for and direct us.
We recall Jesus' words to John the Baptist at the Jordan: "Allow it for now." How to learn to allow Christ to be shepherd for us? How to learn to be more and more attentive to his call?
Photograph by Brother Brian.