Easter IV, Good Shepherd Sunday (April 30, 2023)

“I came that they may have life and have it abundantly” ~ Jesus, the Gospel of John (10:10). 

What does it mean to have abundant life?  The photo comes from Ethiopia, where members of our church did medical work through the Medan Initiative.  There stories challenge a lot of our conventional notions of what abundance means.  To put it another way:  We all know that abundant living involves more than stuff.  But what then does it consist of?

Working with the image of the sheet and the Good Shepherd, Pastor Rob offers that abundant life involves intimacy with God, fellowship with others and generosity toward our neighbor.