Fourth Week of Easter

Jesus called Himself the Good Shepherd. Exasperated listeners wanted Jesus to call Himself the Christ, if that’s what He meant. Jesus answered that He had already told them His identity, but they refused to believe. After the Lord’s Resurrection, He revealed to the Disciples that He would soon go to the Father but promised to come back for them, even though they already knew the way. Thomas didn’t see how they could possibly know the way without knowing the place. When God’s ways seem mystifying, do we throw up our hands in exasperation or fold them in humble prayer?