During this Easter season we are reminded once again that Jesus is in the business of blessing us with life. Therefore any voice that threatens to take life away, that threatens to destroy or steal or kill, literally or theoretically, is not the voice of the good shepherd. So even if someone comes in the name of God and tries to represent the voice of the shepherd, but is more about tearing down than building up, more about taking life away than giving it, then it is natural to question whether something is amiss, because we have a God who not only wants us to have life, but have it abundantly.

A Thief vs. The Shepherd