"My sheep know me and I know them." "There is no snatching them from my hand." Today as we celebrate Good Shepherd Sunday, we reflect on what it means to be united with our shepherd, Jesus Christ. Hearing these words in the midst of the Easter Season reminds us that the goal of our lives is -- in the words of the Opening Prayer from today's Mass -- "to follow where our brave shepherd has gone." As the Lord has ascended to heaven, we pray that we may be fully united with him in eternal life one day.