My brother Chris has been a shepherd to me because he has guided me in all aspects of my life, whether it be academics, athletics or just teaching me to be a good person. I always go to him for help whenever I find myself stuck or indecisive, and he never fails to help me out or give me great advice. For example, going into my junior year of football, I was hoping to gain muscle for the season, and he, having experience with nutrition and exercise, guided me through workouts and diet plans so that I could maximize my results. I also occasionally call or skype him during the school week when I come across any confusing mathematical or scientific concepts or problems while studying or doing homework, and he is usually able to make these concepts clearer or help me solve the problem.
My younger brother Nate has been a shepherd in my life. He has taught me many different ways of looking at things, often seeing them from an outside perspective. he has also taught me the virtue of patience. Obviously he takes a lot longer to do things, but he rarely gets frustrated and realizes the right thing to do is to keep calm. His kindness and never ending joy he offers make me a happier person.
One person who has been a shepherd in my life is my grandfather. I have always been around him and he has helped guide me through some pretty tough times. One example was when my grandmother died. He showed me how to be strong and get passed the hardships. At first, I was sad all of the time and didn’t want to do anything. My grandfather guided me by talking about memories we had of her and having all of our family over to share our time together. Having someone to shepherd me through the rough times in my life has helped tremendously.
Who has been a shepherd in my life?
Though I have had many shepherds in my life, there was one that was more important than everyone else. The most important shepherd in my life was my grandma. She passed away three years ago, but I learned so much from her while she was alive. She was definitely the most religious that I have ever encountered in my life, and this is one of the reasons that she was such an important shepherd to me. She truly lived her life as a loving Catholic.
From stories that I’ve been told by my mom, when my grandma was younger she made sure to attend church every day, no matter what. She did much more than just go to church however. She would truly live her life as a loving Catholic. She was one of the most selfless people that I have ever known, and probably will ever know. She loved her neighbors as herself, and wouldn’t often put herself in front of others. Even when she got older, and had to depend on others more, she still made a point of going to church at least every Sunday.
One of the main reasons that my grandma was such a great shepherd for me, was because she was able to so easily pass on the lessons that she knew, to others. She did this mainly by teaching through example. She never even really needed to try to teach either my cousins or I any lessons, because simply by living her life, we were able to glean everything that we needed to know. Also, no matter how long that you knew, it always seemed that there was something new to learn. Even though she has since passed, she still lives on as a constant example of how we should act every day.
I have had the blessing of many people being a shepherd of sorts in my life. To me, having someone be a “shepherd” means that they are there to help and guide me as I grow and mature. The two people who have done this more than anyone else are my parents. They have been there to help me make the right decisions, have taught me moral lessons, and have guided me along the path to leading a good life.
My parents have always been there to teach and guide me by showing compassion, love, and care but also by teaching me life lessons that I might not like. Nobody is perfect, especially children. As a child, I often disobeyed and strayed from what was expected of me. I disobeyed my parents and sinned against God but my parents helped me get back on the right path.
Even as I grew older, I was still prone to making mistakes deliberately and unknowingly. My parents understood this time of learning in my life and did the best they could to help me continue along the right track. They were good shepherds to me because they helped and cared for me no matter what.