He Lives to Be My Good Shepherd

Jesus depicts himself as a shepherd and sheep-gate in two brief parables. In the first, he is the shepherd who is contrasted with false shepherds. He enters the sheep pen rightfully, is recognized by the sheep, and leads them to the pasture. In the second, he is the door to the sheep pen through which the sheep exit to find pasture. Our Savior is the One who cares for the sheep.