This Sunday we listen to Christ, the Good Shepherd, as he reassures us of his care and providence for his people, scattered throughout the world. His loving concern covers this present life and extends, through his suffering and resurrection, to eternal life.
As we celebrate the paschal mysteries this Easter period, the Church calls us to reflect that Jesus is ever present, guiding, nourishing and protecting us from harm. As risen Lord, no longer within the confines of his human body, he is able to care for his sheep wherever they may wander. The love of God for us in Christ transcends space and time and is lavished upon us in sacraments, in his indwelling presence and in the community of his Church.