He’s Betting on You!

I tell you most solemnly, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold through the gate, but gets in some other way is a thief and a brigand

John 10:1
Acts 2:14,36-41; Psalm 23:1-6; 1 Peter 2:20-25; John 10:1-10

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Fourth Sunday of Easter, A

A famous comedian-1 once observed, “Horse sense is the good judgment that keeps horses from betting on people.”

Of course, “horse sense” is just another term for good old fashioned, common sense. There’s an old story about a farmer who you could say was sorely lacking in horse sense. The farmer owned a beautiful horse that he was very proud of. One day he rode the horse into town and carefully tied the animal to a hitching post in front of the general store. Two thieves, passing through the town, saw the handsome horse and decided to steal it. They also agreed on a clever strategy to carry out their plan. So, one of them untied the horse and rode swiftly away while the other remained by the post.

When the farmer emerged from the store, he was surprised to see a man, not his horse tied to the hitching post. In a sad, low tone, the thief said, “Sir, I am your horse.…

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