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Why Did the Apostles Flee?

Christ said, “The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep” (John 10:13). If the Apostles were shepherds, not hirelings, why did they flee when persecuted? Moreover, why did Christ give them the instruction: “When … Continue reading

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Shepherds and Hirelings

Christ said, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep” (John 10:7), and “I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep” (v. 11). Since He is both the Door … Continue reading

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Of Shepherds and Wolves

Christ reveals the marks whereby the sheep can distinguish a true shepherd from a deceiver and robber. Identifying the marks of the deceiver and robber, Christ said, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door … Continue reading

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A Man Born Blind

St. John tells of the time when Jesus Christ healed a man who was born blind: “And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth” (John 9:1). St. Augustine offers this allegorical interpretation: “The … Continue reading

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A Case of Adultery: The Ruling

Continuing the story of the woman caught in adultery, St. John reports on how Christ judged the case: “He lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at … Continue reading

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A Case of Adultery: The Charge

The story of the woman caught in adultery is illustrative of the jurisprudence of Jesus Christ: prudent justice tempered with mercy. St. John recounts the event: “Jesus went unto the mount of Olives” (John 8:1). St. Augustine writes: “And where … Continue reading

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The Will to Believe

The Will to Believe Christ said, “All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out” (John 6:37). St. John Chrysostom comments: “It is no accident whether … Continue reading

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