I Am The Door of the Sheepfold: A Poem for Good Shepherd Sunday

I have been a shepherd of both the four foot and two foot type of flocks.

Malcolm Guite

I am the door of the Sheepfold I am the door of the Sheepfold Today, the 4th Sunday of Easter, the lectionary gives us the wonderful discourse of Jesus in the tenth chapter of John’s Gospel in which he reflects on the shepherd’s role and identifies himself as ‘the Good Shepherd’:

Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.

8All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.

9I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

10The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might haveitmore abundantly.

11I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for…

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