There was something inspiring about this passage and it is the first thing I read this morning.

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Many  people look for advice or guidance from friends, family members,  and clergy, and even after advice is given,  there is uncertainty if the advice is correct.  This happens because most advice is  subjective and often the gifts of faith and intuition are overlooked.  In the parable of the good shepherd,  Jesus says that he is the gate (the way), and he wants us to listen to his voice.  We need no other.

In the parable of  John’s gospel,  Jesus eloquently states that his sheep will not follow a stranger  because they belong to him.     Not everyone born is a follower of Christ, and they will not see Jesus as their shepherd.  They follow the voice of “the stranger”, who is mentioned in the parable of  “The Good Shepherd”.   This is why Jesus calls the stranger a thief who steals men and woman away from Christ.  What…

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