Follow Jesus the good shepherd – Rev Fr. E. Acheampong

Follow Jesus the good shepherd – Rev Fr. E. Acheampong

Wednesday group displaying their trophy

Though the preoccupation of a shepherd is to tend the sheep from behind and ensure that none goes astray, Jesus Christ is the good shepherd who leads the sheep to attain salvation.

He is, therefore, beckoning all Christians to take up their cross and follow him who is the light that dispels darkness in the world.

Preaching the homily dubbed ‘Good Shepherd Sunday’ at St John of God Catholic Church at Amrahia in the Adentan Metropolis on Sunday, Very Rev Fr Emmanuel Acheampong, a visiting-Priest, said Jesus Christ was the good shepherd who knew His sheep through and through and was prepared to lead Christians with sound teachings to enable them to earn eternal life.

He called on Christians to strive hard to be good sheep in order to fol­low the good shepherd.

“As a good shepherd Jesus is leading us to a life of righteousness, greener pastures, keeping us in track and urg­ing that we should listen to His voice not to go astray,” he said.

He said the priestly or religious lives and leadership roles in the church were vocations into which God had called people from among the society to serve with their hearts.

He said in the Old Testament, God was disappointed in the shepherds, who instead of feeding the sheep, rath­er fed on those they led.

He assured that if God, who created the world, was their Shepherd, then they had nothing to fear.

He explained that though they were prepared to follow God, they would definitely pass through challenges in life, adding that all should establish intimate relationships with God.

Very Rev Fr Acheampong called on parents to allow their children who were called to serve in God’s vineyard to accept such calls since it was a privi­lege to serve in God’s vineyard.

In a related development, Wednes­day Born Group in the church raised an amount of GH¢45, 311.00 to emerge winners of the 2022 birthday competi­tion.

The leader of the Wednesday group, Mrs Gertrude Azumah thanked the members for their efforts and the keen support they had put up to make the competition interesting.

The Saturday Group also came second with GH¢33,144.60 while Thursday Group placed third with GH¢ 24,566.80. A total of GH¢175,296.80 was realised at the end of the compe­tition.

By Raymond Kyekye

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