My fellow Shepherds, announcing, “Call me if you need me!” will not do.
Sheep do not call the shepherd, mostly they just wander off. It is up to the shepherd to call the sheep.
Being a shepherd is old-fashion work. Jesus knew that the technological age would come when he compared the timeless trade of shepherding to being a minister/pastor.
It is easy to think of our people either being for us or against us. However, the reality is, most often our people are neither for us or against us—they are neutral. Who they are for, is themselves.