Acts 13:14,43-52; Psalms 100:1-2,3,5; Revelations 7:9,14-17; John 10:27-30
The story in today’s Gospel Lesson begins as Jesus walks up and down in the Temple area. People gather around Him and begin asking some searching questions: “How much longer are you going to keep us in suspense? If You are the Christ, tell us plainly.” Jesus replied: “I have told you, but you do not believe … because you are no sheep of Mine. The sheep that belong to Me listen to My voice; I know them and they follow Me” (Jn. 10:24-26,27).
After he had lectured his son for five minutes on the evils of smoking, a concerned father said to his 15-year-old son, “If you ever decide to smoke I want you to promise that you’ll come to me and tell me. I don’t want to hear about it first from a neighbor.” To which the son replied, “Don’t worry about me, dad. I quit smoking over a year ago.” An example of a shepherd not knowing his little lamb as…