Jesus, the Good Shepherd - 5th century -
in the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, Ravenna, Italy.
Jesus is presented as a strong shepherd with a cross,
leading from among his sheep.
I’m from Australia, and in many parts of that country there are sheep. There were lots of sheep farmers in two of the rural parishes I served. So, down through the years I have thought a lot about the sheep\shepherd picture language of Scripture, and of Jesus himself. Back in 2003 at All Saints’ Wickham Terrace in Brisbane I gave some basic teaching on this theme. Click on the links for an edited transcript.
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