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Sometimes we’re the shepherds and sometimes we’re the sheep

From the December 2016 issue of The Christian Science Journal


Shepherd and sheep
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God is our Shepherd
we all know this
even those of us who scamper away
from the thought of being a follower
a meek and lowly sheep

But it’s good to be a lamb
fold yourself into the flock
let God keep watch over you
and you and you too

because

We are also shepherds
that’s right
we reflect the Shepherd
we abide—stand by, stand with,
   one with
our God​
keeping watch over our flock/our
   thoughts/our view
of ourselves and others
by night—by darkness, doubt
   and fear
until the way is clear
​and we know and feel right now
that God is here​

Sometimes we’re the shepherds
and sometimes we’re the sheep
either way
watch and pray
today

—Madora Kibbe

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