One Flock

In this week’s Bible reading from John 10:11-18, Jesus points out that his desire is for there to be one flock, and one shepherd.

I’m convinced that Jesus gets what he wants.  And I’m convinced that Jesus desire for there to be one flock and one shepherd doesn’t have anything to do with folks deciding to agree about everything.  I’m convinced that it means that Jesus wants everyone to be included in the reality of God’s love.  And Jesus gets what he wants.

One flock.

It includes everyone.  It includes folks you think are obviously included.  It includes folks you aren’t so sure are included.  It includes folks you are positive aren’t included.

One flock. 


And God wants there be one flock.

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