There is something comforting about knowing that we are in someone’s care. Children can feel thismost easily when surrounded by the embrace of a mother or father. All is well. Jesus is the GoodShepherd. We don’t have to figure out all of the complexities of life. All we need to do is allow Jesus to be the true shepherd of our lives: to point us in the right direction, lead us to the best pasture, and keep us safe from harm. So many things in the world can hurt us, and we can quicklyfind that we are on the road to despair. Keeping focused on Jesus, remaining close to him, allowsus to develop the gifts and talents God has given us and discover the key to true happiness. Jesus welcomes me with all of my doubts and fears, limitations and sins.