He Shall Lead His Flock
"He is like a shepherd feeding his flock,
gathering lambs in his arms,
holding them against his breast
and leading to their rest the mother ewes"
– Isa 40:11, which is part of today's First Reading at Mass.
My sermon for today can be read here.
This is a statue of 'The Good Shepherd', c.300-350 from the early Christian section of the Vatican Museum. It is believed to be the earliest surviving statue of Christ.