Fourth Sunday of Easter: JN 10:1-10

1 Jesus said, “I am telling you the truth: the man who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate, but climbs in some other way, is a thief and a robber.

2 The man who goes in through the gate is the shepherd of the sheep.

3 The gatekeeper opens the gate for him; the sheep hear his voice as he calls his own sheep by name, and he leads them out.

4 When he has brought them out, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him, because they know his voice.

5 They will not follow someone else; instead, they will run away from such a person, because they do not know his voice.”

6 Jesus told them this parable, but they did not understand what he meant.

7 So Jesus said again, “I am telling you the truth: I am the gate for the sheep.

8 All others who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them.

9 I am the gate. Whoever comes in by me will be saved; they will come in and go out and find pasture.

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