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“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.”
– John 10:27
In this world we have to strive, and in the course of striving we sustain wounds, but, as Christ’s sheep, if we stay united to Him who is the Good Shepherd, nothing and no one will snatch us away from Him, because God, our Father, is stronger than the Evil One.
Christ knows us, He loves us, His is a pledge of eternal life, and it is because we know and believe this that we gladly seek His protection and strive to remain faithful.
We pray and hope that God will grant us that ultimate perseverance which we need; that determination that is not based on our strength but, rather, on our humility and, especially, on His great mercy.
Speak to me, Lord. Guide me, O most loving Shepherd!