Therefore Jesus said again, “Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. All who have come before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep have not listened to them. I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me— just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd. The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life—only to take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father.” John 10:7..18
It is now clear to many people around the World, that, not all leaders have their people’s best interests at heart. To be sincere with you, too often, the ones who long to control others seize positions of leadership. They do not really care for the people’s needs. Instead, they get carried away by their own power and their motives, becoming selfish and warped. We all have few/many such leaders around us and thus we sadly recall the harm they have done to the Church/Community under guise.
The only hope we have i.e. Jesus CHRIST, promises another kind of divinely influenced leadership: one that is rooted in fear of GOD which brings about peace, truth, goodness, compassion, righteousness, mercy, reconciliation, sacrifice, and never-ending love for GOD and mankind. Do not bother yourself with Judging the Bad/Wicked Shepherd you think you know now, they will face “The LORD our justice” just as everyone else (Just Plea with them: 1 Peter 5:1-4; Call their Attention: Jeremiah 23:1-5).
Jesus CHRIST as our Shepherd calls, gathers to himself all who have been scattered, caring for them, feeding them, protecting them. HE leads them beside still waters. HE restores their souls. Go/Return to CHRIST in your Prayer now, for all HE offers.. Peace be unto You!