Fourth Sunday of Easter

Year A Readings:

  • Acts 2:42-47
  • Psalm 23
  • 1 Peter 2:19-25
  • John 10:1-10

Job Posting: Shepherd

We have an opening for a shepherd of human beings.
Are you tough enough for the task?
People are not that bright. They are always leaving

the area for greener grass
and it’s your job to track them down
and bring the bumblers back to the home pasture.

People need to be watched: you must be around
at all hours, night and day,
always close to ground.

Like sheep, people wander off and are prey
to metaphoric wolves who wait patiently
for suckers to come their way—

you are constantly correcting for human naïveté.
Compensation comes in the intangible of knowing
you are keeping blameless people from carelessly

endangering themselves. Apply now:
it’s a job fit for a king
if you have a passion for doing the right thing.

May 3, 2020

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