The Thoughts of a Frumpy Professor

............................................ ............................................ A blog devoted to the ramblings of a small town, middle aged college professor as he experiences life and all its strange variances.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

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.

PipeTobacco  

2 Comments:

Blogger billy pilgrim, knight of the woeful countenance. said...

i'm very much enjoying the goatherd subplots in don quixote. i'll always maintain that don quixote is one of the top 10 novels ever written.

Sunday, 19 July, 2015  
Blogger PipeTobacco said...

I would definetly agree with you about Don Quixote!

PipeTobacco

Sunday, 19 July, 2015  

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