John 10: 7-10
7 So [Jesus] tried again. “I’ll be explicit, then. I am the Gate for the sheep. 8 All those others are up to no good – sheep stealers, every one of them. But the sheep didn’t listen to them. 9 I am the Gate. Anyone who goes through me will be cared for – will freely go in and out, and find pasture. 10 A thief is only there to steal and kill and destroy. I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of.
A gate has no purpose if there is no one to go through the gate. Just as a shepherd cannot be a shepherd without a flock. I am struck by the way Jesus reveals his identity tied to relationship with the flock.
Which flock are you hanging out with these days?
Is is a flock stolen by thieves and robbers?
Or a flock leading to abundant life?
What gives you life?
What takes life from you?
Lean into those things which give you life. It is in this place you will find the gate to abundant life.