Jesus wasn’t the Good Customer Service Rep…

Pastor Matthew Best
7 min readMay 4, 2020

(This is the sermon I preached for Sunday, May 3, 2020. You can find the entire service at and view previous services at

I’m not a big fan of Good Shepherd Sunday. There I said it.

When we say Good Shepherd Sunday, what often happens is that many people get this image in their head of a calming, soothing Jesus, holding a perfectly clean shining white lamb over his shoulders, with a smile on his face, who walks so carefully as to not unwittingly step on a bug in his path. A Jesus…

Pastor Matthew Best

My name is Matthew Best. I’m an ELCA (Lutheran) pastor who attempts to translate church and churchy stuff into everyday language.