Shepard and Sheep
From Mass today:
When he disembarked and saw the vast crowd,
his heart was moved with pity for them,
for they were like sheep without a shepherd;
and he began to teach them many things.
I find it interesting that sometimes I am like a shepherd, like when I am teaching my class or my research students, but also much of the time I am like the sheep... needing guidance and support. It sometimes feels disjointed to have both roles, but I suspect we all have both roles.