Christian authority: tend the sheep but curiosity, spying, information gathering . . . can turn you into a foolish tyrant like Pharaoh, an envious persecutor like King Saul, a sacrilegious demoniac like Jezebel, a maniacal destroyer like Herod or something other than Christian shepherd. Tend the sheep but rely on the Holy Spirit who alone teaches what flesh and blood cannot reveal and always with peace.

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