Psalm 100: 1-2, 3, 5
“Know that the Lord is God, whose people we are,
God's well tended flock.”
The Psalm begins with a call for us
to 'sing joyfully to the Lord.' That
same joyful spirit filled St. Paul and
his companions when they began
their ministry to the Gentiles that day
in Antioch. And their ministry has
become our ministry – we are called
to 'worship the Lord with cries of gladness;
come before Him with joyful song.'
We are like sheep, and we need someone
to look after us so that we don't go astray.
What could be better than to have Jesus
as our Good Shepherd? We are His lambs;
we hear His voice; He knows us; and we
As our psalmist says, we belong to God.
And God has given us to his Son. No one
can take us out of His hand, as the Gospel
tells us. We are a well tended flock indeed.
As His sheep, we hear His voice, we follow
Him, and we praise Him because, 'Good indeed
is the Lord, His love endures forever, His
faithfulness lasts through every age.'
Discussion Questions for Reflection
1. There is something comforting about being shepherded by
our Lord Jesus. Our psalmist says we are 'the flock He tends.'
Speak of how you feel to be one of His sheep.
2. The Psalm tells us to 'serve the Lord with gladness.' Give an
example of how you are serving Him with a joyful spirit.