John Paul II Homilies
HOMILY OF JOHN PAUL II
41st World Day of Prayer for Vocations
1. "The Good Shepherd is risen! He who laid down his life for his sheep... Alleluia" (Communion Antiphon).
The liturgy today invites us to fix our gaze on Christ the Good Shepherd. Agnus redemit oves, the Easter Sequence sings. "The sheep are ransomed by the Lamb". The Only-Begotten Son of the Father, the Good Shepherd of humanity, died on the Cross and, on the third day, rose from the dead.