I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly. (John 10: 10)

In the Gospel, Jesus plainly says that he is the Good Shepherd and the sheep gate. There are many doors or gates available for us to enter, to touch and to communicate to the sheep. Please choose Jesus, for only in Jesus, we will not go astray. Only in Jesus, we will have life, and it is an abundant life. Whoever enters into the door of a relationship with Jesus, he or she will not be endangered and will not be left outside or locked out. He or she will find a real home. He or she will be safe according to Jesus. If Jesus is the door, the sheep can also get out of that door and face life. What is that life, according to Jesus? “I am the way, the truth and the life,” and, he adds, “No one goes to the Father except through me.” This is the abundant life to which our Shepherd and door leads us.

I had the chance to interview a former prisoner. He said, “One lesson that I learned in jail was the door or the path that I must take is that of Jesus. With Jesus, you may not get rich right away, you may not become successful all the time, but you know you’re on the right path.” He said this after discovering who Jesus is and following him.

I discovered peace and life that Jesus the shepherd and the door has promised. Blessed Easter to all! May the Precious Blood of Jesus give us life in abundance. Amen.

Gerardo V. Laguartilla
C.PP.S. Seminarian
Atlantic Province