Jesus the Good Shepherd is one of the most reassuring and comforting images in the New Testament. The Good Shepherd knows his flock and his flock knows him. When the sheep of his flock hear and recognize his voice, they follow him. The Good Shepherd seeks out each and every lost sheep. This exquisite depiction of the Good Shepherd is an ideal gift for your pastor (Latin for “shepherd”), member of the pastoral team, your bishop (the pastor of the diocese), and for anyone who has been a “Good Shepherd” in your community. The Good Shepherd Statue with Sheep will also be a lovely and most fitting addition to any chapel named in honor of the Good Shepherd!
The Good Shepherd Statue with Sheep – A Genuine Labor of Love, Hope and Faith
The Good Shepherd Statue with Sheep stands 14.9 inches tall and is fashioned from a composite of dolomite stone and resin. Cloistered nuns design, mold, and hand-finish each and every statue in the atelier of their monastery in France. Each nun, a true “contemplative in action”, prayerfully undertakes and completes a specific task required for the completion of each statue. How, where, and by whom the Good Shepherd Statue with Sheep is made is assurance indeed of the fact that it is ”culturally authentic” and a genuine labor of love, hope and faith!
The Good Shepherd – the Good “Pastor”
The Good Shepherd Statue with Sheep reminds us that God indeed nurtures, protects,and leads all of God’s flock to eternal life. As serene and comforting as this image of the Good Shepherd is, we must not forget that a truly good pastor (Latin for “shepherd) must contend with great personal hardship and sacrifice and is called to lay down his life for his flock. The Good Shepherd Statue with Sheep honors the demanding and challenging pastoral office of your bishop, your parish pastor, and members of your pastoral staff. This statue recognizes and symbolizes their commitment to be truly pastoral. Prominently displayed in home, office, or chapel, the Good Shepherd Statue with Sheep reminds those who feel lost and abandoned that God hears their voice and will always seek them out to protect them and lead them home.