Our Gospel reading today (Jn 10:11-18) continues the theme of Jesus being the Good Shepherd. We hear Jesus stress two things; first, as the Good Shepherd he is willing to lay down his life for us, and second, he is the shepherd for all, yes all.
Jesus said he was willing to lay down his life for us, and the "us" is all inclusive. Let us pause to remember this the next time we find ourselves in a heated argument. Jesus came to be the Good Shepherd for you, me, and the one with whom we do not see eye to eye.
In the peace of Christ,