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Easter 4C

Speaking Plainly...
Easter 4C, the texts appointed for this day can be found here
I’m going to let you in on a little secret--I am not Jesus.
I know, shocking right!
And, I’m going to put something else out there--I’m not the shepherd.
Jesus is.
This might seem fairly obvious.
But, for some, it’s an easy mistake to make.
Jesus wore robes.I wear robes. Jesus—most likely, brown hair and look, I have brown hair!
Jesus hung out with sheep, I grew up on a farm and we had a sheep once.
Jesus gave his friends bread and wine, I give my friends bread and wine.
The similarities are stunning.
But, all kidding aside. I will state it plainly, I am not Jesus. I am not the savior. I am not the Messiah. I am not even a shepherdess on the green.
I am a child of God, just as you are a child of God.
No better. No worse.
Just simply, a child of God.
And, as a child of God, I am called to be as Christ to the world. I am NOT called to BE Jesus to the world.This is an important distinction.
Jesus is a historical figur…