I am the Good Shepherd. I know my sheep and my sheep know me. Just as the Father knows me and I know the Father. And I would lay down my life for my sheep.
The Good Shepherd is present to us in a different sheepfold. Just as this statue show us He is present as a Shepherd, the cup and the plate remind us that he is truly present in the bread and the wine.
Jesus is the Good Shepherd. I wonder who the sheep are...
Since we are the sheep, I am going to replace the sheep with US.
We are all gathered before the table and the Good Shepherd is there. Where do we do this?
Since we know that the Good Shepherd is present in the bread and wine I can take the statue away now.
In this setting there is a way that we receive the Good Shepherd into our own body. This is called holy communion.The priest brings us Jesus. He is the Eucharist.
Eucharist means Thanksgiving.
We are grateful for this great gift.