You know, and I know, what a difference it makes to the human spirit to relate to someone who listens, really listens .. and who somehow conveys the message that you’re a person, and that you matter. Jesus presents himself as the Good Shepherd. Good in the sense that he is everything a shepherd should be, the ideal shepherd. If you met a leader who put themselves on the line for you and your interests, all the way, what would you do? Well surely you’d follow them. Wouldn’t you?