I remember my wife Carol once saying to me that one thing she detested was insincerity.
I have had many shepherds in my life, some wonderful, caring men of God, and others who have used the rod and the staff in a damaging way. God still raises up Shepherds to lead his people today, just as he did with Moses and Joshua.
Now Jesus’ mother and brothers came to see him, but they were not able to get near him because of the crowd. Someone told him, “Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to see you.” He replied, “My mother and brothers are those who hear God’s word and put it into practice.” Luke 8:19-21