And with our Communion, we have an issue before us which is as relevant today as it was at the time of the Resurrection. Jesus says outright that he is the good shepherd. He points out the difference between the shepherd and the hireling. Simply put, the sheep are the shepherd’s. And one of the problems we see today is when sheep mistake a hirelng for the shepherd – or for that matter, when a hireling tries to be the shepherd. And we can all appreciate the distinction!
Bishop Cal (a hireling)