"The Lord is My Shepherd" is perhaps one of the best known phrases in all of scripture. For many it is a comfort in a time of grief - a reminder that God is with us a guides us through life's darkest valleys. This passage is also a reminder of not just who, but whose we are called to be. "Shepherd" was a term used to describe a king's duties in the ancient near east. Jesus says he is the good shepherd as opposed to the bad shepherd. What does a good shepherd do? Loves his sheep even unto death on the cross so that all may "life life to the fullest". As the body of Christ we are called to be good shepherds - to risk everything, even our own existence, for the sake of others. What is keeping you form living you life to the fullest? What is keeping your neighbor or even your enemy from living their life to the fullest? We cannot fix the problems in others' lives any more than Jesus can simply fix our problems, but we can love one another as he first loved us. We can forgive one another as we are forgiven. And, we can walk with each other through life's darkest valley's knowing Jesus has gone before us. How will you be the good shepherd today?