Portrait of Saint John

St. John, private property, and the Parable of the Wolf and the Good Shepherd (2ndC AD)

Found in: The Gospel According to S. John (KJV)

In the Gospel of St. John there is related a parable by Jesus about the wolf and the good shepherd. (10: 7-14). Only a property owner truly cares for his property and does what is necessary to protect it:

Religion & Toleration

11- I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. 12- But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. 13- The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep. 14- I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.