Jesus, drawing on Old Testament imagery of sheep and a shepherd says that he is the door of the sheepfold by which God’s sheep enter. Further he calls himself the good shepherd who lays down his life for the sheep
We thank you for sending Jesus, the bread of life and the bread that came down from heaven. We understand that we will live through him or we will not live at all. At this moment we express our total faith and trust in him and him alone.
It is through his death and resurrection – through the giving of his body and the shedding of his blood – that we are saved.
Help us please, by the power of your Holy Spirit to remain faithful unto death to that commitment.