Scripture: Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24

So far, we’ve talked mostly about ourselves as saints or potential saints. Today, at the end of  one church year and the cusp of the next, we speak and sing primarily of the one around whom the universe itself pivots, Christ the King, Shepherd of the Saints. Christ, our Shepherd-King, gathers and makes saints from the most marginalized, damaged, abused, abandoned people on earth, leading the saints to eternal life now and in the new creation.