“Train children in the way they should go; when they grow old, they won’t depart from it.”
During worship on Sunday, Pastor Michael discussed the roles, responsibilities and qualifications of leaders in the church – including both clergy and lay leaders that serve the church and the community, bringing the good news of Jesus Christ to the world.
There’s also another kind of shepherd – the shepherd of the family. As parents we are called to be leaders of our children – helping them mature and grow in their contributions to society and to grow in their faith. Of all the roles we hold in our lives, it seems to me that being a parent is the most important.
And what is our example? Just as Jesus Christ is the example of a good shepherd of the church, Jesus is also the ultimate example of a parent, who loves us all with unconditional love, guiding us through the Holy Spirit to be the best we can be.