How to follow the Shepherd

Clay Hill United Methodist Church, April 21, 2024

John I. Carney

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Pen and ink drawing of the Four Chaplains, on the deck of the Dorcester as it sinks. They are seen from the back, arms linked. The text reads “3 FEB 1941 — Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for h is friends….” with the last names of the chaplains, Fox, Goode, Poling and Washington.
My drawing of the Four Chaplains, which won a ribbon at the 2021 Bedford County, Tennessee, Fair.

John 10:11–18 (CEB)

“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. When the hired hand sees the wolf coming, he leaves the sheep and runs away. That’s because he isn’t the shepherd; the sheep aren’t really his. So the wolf attacks the sheep and scatters them. He’s only a hired…

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John I. Carney

Author of “Dislike: Faith and Dialogue in the Age of Social Media,” available at http://www.lakeneuron.com/dislike