"Purifying Power of Shepherding"
Two men were asked to recite Psalm 23 in front of a group of people in an auditorium. The first, a seasoned orator, rendered it in a powerful way. The audience cheered, gave him a standing ovation and even asked for an encore just to hear his voice again. The other, a much older man, repeated the same words. But when he finished, no sound came from the crowd. Instead, they sat in silence, prayer and contemplation. The first man stood up again and said, “The difference between what you just heard from my friend and what you heard from me is this: I know the psalm, but he knows the Shepherd.”