Latin Nerd

(Full disclosure–my Latin has gone downhill and I didn’t translate this on my own.)

boni pastoris est tondere pecus non deglubere 

It is a good pastor who shears, not flays, the sheep. (Tiberius’ directions to his regional commanders, reminding them to take it easy on their populace)

I thought it was a good reminder for a new pastor: make God’s people sleek, allow them to produce their fleece in season, don’t injure with over-excited shearing.

4 Responses to “Latin Nerd”

  1. Mary Beth Says:

    Hi Erica! Sorry to hijack your post, but I wanted to thank you for commenting on my blog. Do we have friends/colleagues in common? Say one bald guy named Patrick?

  2. Erica Says:

    Hmm…I’m thinking of one Patrick, but I’m not sure I’d desribe him as bald.

  3. revabi Says:

    I like this. Good idea even for us who are beyond first time.

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