There is a dog breed named Maremma Abruzzese Shepherd dog. He is born and grows among the flock. His attachment to the flock must always be stronger than with the owners.
When the dog’s owner releases the sheep, the dog has to be focused because he is the one who controls and protects them.
With this in mind, we can compare it to the life of the servants of God, because we are born among the flock, we grow up with the flock, we are among the flock, and therefore our bond with the sheep must be stronger than the bond with our family or anything else. The Lord Jesus said:
My mother and My brothers are these who hear the Word of God and do it. Luke 8.21
The problem is that many are born among the sheep, grow up among the sheep, but want to be served, want to be treated like a Shepherd, because the connection with their life, family, etc. is stronger than with the Shepherd and His sheep. They have forgotten that they are the Shepherd’s dogs, the Shepherd’s helpers.
The sheep are loose, and we must be vigilant to guide and protect them.
There is only one Shepherd: Jesus!
I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep. John 10.11
We are the Shepherd’s dog, what a privilege!
Collaborated by: Bishop Renato Valente