Tuesday, December 11The Good Shepherd’s Love The metaphor of God as Shepherd and us as his sheep dates to the Old Testament. Isaiah compares God to a shepherd who feeds, carries, and leads his flock. In the New Testament, Jesus calls himself the “Good Shepherd.” Today’s Gospel has an example of how he is “good”: when just one of us goes astray, he leaves the others behind to search for that one. God never forgets about us or gives up on us. Today’s Readings: Isaiah 40:1–11; Psalm 96:1–2, 3 and 10ac, 11–12, 13; Matthew 18:12–14. © 2018 Liturgy Training Publications. 800-933-1800. Written by Barbara Matera. Permission to publish granted by the Archdiocese of Chicago, on March 9, 2018.