Like a lamb led to the slaughter



This biblical image has so much more significance to us now that we are shepherds.  


I was meditating last night on the beginning of Our Lord’s Passion — His suffering in the garden, His betrayal by a friend, allowing Himself to be captured, bound, mocked and imprisoned, and then I thought about how He was compared to a lamb being led to the slaughter.  I thought to myself – lambs are noisy!  They put up a fight!  


But generally sheep are a placid and docile animal – – and obviously Our Lord made Himself even MORE docile than a noisy, fiestly lamb!  


Docile…but He was anything but weak!


What makes this whole picture take shape is that He can be to us an image of a meek lamb as well as a strong, merciful, loving Shepherd!  


A strong leader with the docility of a lamb…    


As we near Easter, our family will pray that you all can share in contemplating this mystery, and take from it the example given to us by the Lamb of God Himself, and learn from Him the ultimate love that we can have for one another — that we, too, can lay down our lives for each other.  Not necessarily being led literally to the slaughter, but dying to ourselves a little each day, making sacrifices for others, being strong for others, yet docile.  

THIS is evangelical charity!






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