“Michi Haruka”, by Kobudo, from the album “Ototabi” (2013)
Well, today is “Good Shepherd Sunday, in Canada, in the Novus Ordo Liturgy. And wherever there are shepherds and sheep, there also one finds sheepdogs, and yes, donkeys. So, why “Good Shepherd” Sunday? … the short answer in found in John 10:
1“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter by the door into the fold of the sheep, but climbs up some other way, he is a thief and a robber. 2“But he who enters by the door is a shepherd of the sheep. 3“To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4“When he puts forth all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice. 5“A stranger they simply will not follow, but will flee from him, because they do not know the voice of strangers.” 6This figure of speech Jesus spoke to them, but they did not understand what those things were which He had been saying to them.
7So Jesus said to them again, “Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. 8“All who came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them. 9“I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. 10“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.
11“I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep. 12“He who is a hired hand, and not a shepherd, who is not the owner of the sheep, sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. 13“He flees because he is a hired hand and is not concerned about the sheep. 14“I am the good shepherd, and I know My own and My own know Me, 15even as the Father knows Me and I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep. 16“I have other sheep, which are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will hear My voice; and they will become one flock with one shepherd. 17“For this reason the Father loves Me, because I lay down My life so that I may take it again. 18“No one has taken it away from Me, but I lay it down on My own initiative. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This commandment I received from My Father.”
Yes, Jesus used a “figure of speech” in his parable of the Good Shepherd, and the “not so good” shepherds who were identified clearly as “thieves and robbers” who see the wolf coming and leave the sheep and flee because they are hired hands and are not concerned for the sheep.
Figures of speech lend themselves to shining a light on the political and social goings on all around us in these days. Yesterday’s post takes one down a grim path filled with evil and corruption … bad shepherds on steroids … and leaves us with a feeling of anger and despair. Despair because there is nothing that we “sheep” can do about the bad shepherds and the wolves.
And any sheep who dares to raise a voice and point out the danger is cut down and butchered. The bad shepherds all around us chanting “Mint Sauce! Mint Sauce!” as they stretch out their claws to restrict our freedoms and control our lives in ever finer minutia.
“These weapons were designed for one purpose and one purpose only: to kill the largest number of people in the shortest amount of time,” Trudeau said. “There is no use and no place for such weapons in Canada.” Well, DUH! I have no doubts about why Liberals everywhere are afraid of guns.
So the bad shepherds place ever tighter controls on the sheep, even though “The RCMP has confirmed that the Nova Scotia shooter used firearms obtained illegally in Canada and from U.S. sources to carry out his crimes. He was not licensed to own firearms.” and the people our government is actually targeting by this sort of control are all the people who are licensed gun owners. No criminals will register or turn in a single rifle. This move is entirely political. Illegal firearms from U.S. sources are used in 70 to 90 per cent of all gun-related crimes.
The government’s ban is “symbolism over substance,” and does nothing to target smugglers or those who illegally modify firearms. In other words, no one is actually serious about controlling the wolves. But it is even worse than that. It is more than just “symbolism”. This whole effort is yet another attempt, in the never ending attempts, by Liberals to disarm the Canadian population whom they deeply fear.
Yet again a tragedy is used to forward an agenda, this Nova Scotia tragedy is being used as an opportunity for our government masters, our bad shepherds, to disarm the population, exactly the same way every totalitarian regime in history has done with their population.
Our Liberal Canadians, all of them, the politicos, the bureaucrats, and the urban voters in their coffee shops and office towers who support them, are already complicit in killing over 100,000 helpless innocent people a year. That’s a gang war of unprecedented magnitude, and they really, really, really, want to expand the set of “helpless” to include all us peons in flyover country, to more easily control and punish us if we don’t obey their every whim. No Canadian city dweller objected to all the violations of human rights that rolled in during the Red Bat Flu pandemic. They all just bent over and complied … FUD and FOMO in action.
Anyway, what has all this to do with The Good Shepherd, and Sheepdogs, and Donkeys? Well, one has to be able to understand “bad shepherds” and “wolves” and recognize who and what they are, and how they act, in order to be able to recognize and understand The Good Shepherd’s voice and what He is always telling us.
(to be continued:…. )