‘Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs in by another way is a thief and a bandit. 2The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. 3
The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep hear his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4
When he has brought out all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice. 5They will not follow a stranger, but they will run from him because they do not know the voice of strangers.’
Commentaries and other thoughts can be found at Bulletin Notes, a service to parishes from Church Resources.
To complement this week's Gospel, a video link is provided below to a performance of Palestrina, "Kyrie" from Missa Papae Marcelli.