Sunday, April 30, 2023
The readings for the Fourth Sunday in Easter (Good Shepherd Sunday) for year A remind us that Jesus Christ leads us through the gate of salvation. In the first reading (Acts 2:14A, 36-41) Peter calls all to conversion. The psalm (Psalm 23: 1-3a, 3b4, 5, 6) reminds us that God is always caring for us as a shepherd cares for his sheep. The second reading (1 Peter 2:20b-25) tells us that when we stray, we can return to the Lord. And in the gospel (John 10:1-10) Jesus promises to lead his people to safety and warns us to be cautious about who we follow.
Discussion points for this weekend might include discernment and discipleship. Here are some ideas: