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10 LDS Quotes About Jesus Christ as “The Good Shepherd”

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Jesus Christ has many names and titles that help us understand His divine mission. The Good Shepherd is especially poignant and powerful. Here are 10 quotes from Church leaders that can teach of His love and tenderness.

As our Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ calls us in His voice and His name. He seeks and gathers us. He teaches us how to minister in love. – Gerrit W. Gong | Good Shepherd, Lamb of God

As the Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ views disease in His sheep as a condition that needs treatment, care, and compassion. This shepherd, our Good Shepherd, finds joy in seeing His diseased sheep progress toward healing. – Dale G. Renlund | Our Good Shepherd

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We must develop a shepherd’s heart and understand the needs of the Lord’s sheep. So how do we become the shepherds the Lord needs us to become? As with all questions, we can look to our Savior, Jesus Christ—the Good Shepherd. The Savior’s sheep were known and numbered, they were watched over, and they were gathered into the fold of God. – Bonnie H. Cordon | Becoming a Shepherd

The sheep is worthy of divine rescue simply because it is loved by the Good Shepherd. To me, the parable of the lost sheep is one of the most hopeful passages in all of scripture. Our Savior, the Good Shepherd, knows and loves us. He knows and loves you. – Dieter F. Uchtdorf | He Will Place You on His Shoulders and Carry You Home

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Trust the Lord. He is the Good Shepherd. He knows His sheep, and His sheep know His voice; and today the voice of the Good Shepherd is your voice and my voice. And if we are not engaged, many who would hear the message of the Restoration will be passed by. – M. Russell Ballard | Put Your Trust in the Lord

Jesus was the true shepherd who reached out to those in distress, one at a time, bestowing an individual blessing upon them. – Gordon B. Hinckley | This Work Is Concerned with People

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Though some of the sheep may wander, the eye of the Shepherd is upon them, and sooner or later they will feel the tentacles of Divine Providence reaching out after them and drawing them back to the fold. Either in this life or the life to come, they will return. – Orson F. Whitney | Dear Are the Sheep That Have Wandered

The personal nature of the Lord’s ministry as the Master Shepherd should be the pattern for all who shepherd the flocks of Israel. The depth of His love, His willingness to give freely of Himself, His undeviating loyalty and devotion to the cause shared so completely with His Father, and His constant attention to the needs of the one stand as hallmarks of the true shepherd’s calling. – John R. Lasater | Shepherds of Israel

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From among the chorus of voices we hear in mortality, we must recognize the voice of the Good Shepherd, who calls us to follow him toward our heavenly home. – Dallin H. Oaks | Alternate Voices

I find abiding peace in knowing that “the Lord is my shepherd” and that each of us is known by Him and under His kind watchcare. When we confront life’s wind and rainstorms, sickness and injuries, the Lord—our Shepherd, our Caregiver—will nourish us with love and kindness. He will heal our hearts and restore our souls. – Gary E. Stevenson | Hearts Knit Together

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Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.

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