Every day we pray in our school prayer that we may find our “true vocation in life”.
The fourth Sunday of Easter was ‘Good Shepherd Sunday’, a time when we think about the vocation to which everyone is called and ask God to help us model ourselves on Christ, the Good Shepherd. St John says that the Good Shepherd lays down his life for the sheep and so we too should abandon ourselves to God’s grace and use our vocation in the service of others.
You can watch a short video from the National Office for Vocation called What’s God’s dream for you?
“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it. The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep.
“I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me— just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep.”
John 10:11-18 (New International Version)