Salvatore Mannino is either an idiot or an evil genius. Mr. Mannino, age 52, was found in a confused state, wandering the grounds of a cathedral while on vacation in Scotland. He told police he didn't know who he was. After days of investigating, Mannino finally confessed: He had faked amnesia to get away from his nagging mother-in-law. Poor guy just wanted a few days of peace-and-quiet.
Clearly some people will do just about anything to get to what they think are greener pastures. But as we saw last week, the grass isn't always greener on the other side of the fence. If we want to graze in greener pastures, then we have to follow our Good Shepherd. Jesus will lead us. But we have to follow him.
In order to understand what it means to follow the Good Shepherd, we looked at characteristics of sheep. That's who the Bible says we are. We are sheep. And
sheep need a flock. Sheep need a fold…that