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On being a shepherd of God's people
"Give a shepherd’s care to God’s flock among you, exercising oversight not merely as a duty but willingly under God’s direction, not for shameful profit but eagerly." 1 Peter 5:2
As we approach the end of the semester – a time when many students are looking ahead to leaving their seminary studies behind in order to head into full-time ministry, it is a good opportunity to reflect on what it means to be a shepherd of God's people.
An excerpt from a sermon for an ordination service by Marilyn Draper, Professor of Pastoral Theology.