Orthodox Thought for the Day


Thursday, October 8, 2015

Sheep of His pasture

We should remember what name Christ calls His people, what title He gives to His flock.  He calls them sheep, that their Christian innocence might be like that of sheep.  He calls them lambs, that their simplicity of mind might imitate the simple nature of lambs.  Why does the wolf lurk under the appearance of sheep?  Why does he who falsely claims to be a Christian dishonor the flock of Christ?  To put on the name of Christ and not to walk in the way of Christ is a mockery of the Divine name and a desertion of the way of salvation.  Christ teaches that the one who keeps His commandments will receive life, and one who hears and does His words is wise. 


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