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Homily, Fourth Sunday of Easter, May 7, 2017


We have either heard or said the phrase, "over my dead body!". It can be a figure of speech, annoyance at something we do not like, or serious statement meant to show disagreement or anger. Today's gospel has Jesus giving another meaning to that phrase, a shepherd who lays down his life for his flock. Listen to what Jesus means and what he asks of us in laying down our lives as well.