The Open Gate

Friday, February 01, 2019


Tyler O'Brien


  1. 07 May, 2017
    Good Shepherd Sunday
    This Sunday is termed Good Shepherd Sunday as we reflect upon Christ as our shepherd.  We know through our reading of Scripture that Christ speaks in parables and refers to a shepherd who leaves his entire flock to go and find one lost sheep.  From an economic standpoint, leaving the flock to go after one lone sheep seems foolish.  How many times has someone gone off and done their own thing and we respond back by saying "Oh well, let them go" and we watch them leave?  We read in Scripture that
  2. 02 Feb, 2017
    So it begins...
    It was the first day of my first class for my masters of theology program. Inevitably, I was running behind. I came barrelling through the doors of the graduate school building, some papers and my textbook hastily thrown together, toward what I thought was my classroom. I get to the door, look in and there's a strange instructor and the wrong class.