Surely goodness and loving kindness will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”
Imagine how different our families (and communities) would be if each had the presence and nurture of a good shepherd. I see homes where there would be no want; homes where there would be no fighting and arguing.
I see fathers who would offer wise counsel and example to their children; husbands who would unconditionally love and sacrifice for their wives. Even in the midst of danger, unsettledness and death, these men would provide comfort and shelter. Their goodness and loving kindness would bring an overflowing sense of blessedness to the home. And like the virtuous wife and mother, this man would be worthy of praise.
As Father’s Day approaches, let us consider the Good Shepherd and give thanks to the good shepherds who have helped form and shape us.