Tombstone Tuesday-Good Shepherd Engraving

This tombstone engraving is one that is immediately recognizable by Christians.

The Good Shepherd engraving, St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Preble, Indiana.

Jesus is often referred to as the Good Shepherd and is called a shepherd several times in the Bible.

“The Lord is my Shepherd…” is the first verse of the well-known and comforting 23rd Psalm.

Catholic Cemetery, Celina, Ohio.

Jesus said, “I am the good shepherd. I know my sheep and my sheep know me…” (John 10)

These Good Shepherd verses remind us that Jesus cares for us, watches over us, and guides us, just as a shepherd does for his flock. 

Evans City Cemetery, Pennsylvania

There is even a Good Shepherd Sunday during the church year, when the Gospel and other liturgical readings pertain to the Good Shepherd.



  1. Hi Karen,
    good spiritual post. It is consistent with content of reference “Joining Jesus on His Mission.”

    Keep up the good effort.


    • Jerald Duff on August 22, 2023 at 4:35 pm
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    You have rich friends who have box seats to an exclusive event. Tickets are being scalped at $10X. Due to an emergency, they want to give you the tickets.

    You are thrilled heading to the huge arena. Arriving, you learn you must have a ticket. You explain to the usher that you have been an exemplary American. You worked hard, have a nice family and home. You never cheated nor hurt anyone. You even attend church sporadically.

    The usher responds politely, “You must have a ticket.”

    Heaven is a bit like that. Your ticket has been paid for by the Good Shepherd. But you must ask and receive to gain entry.

    Jerry Duff, Ph.D.

    • Jerry Duff on August 22, 2023 at 5:04 pm
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    Like all major events, you must have a ticket. The Good Shepherd has bought your ticket to heaven. But you must ask and receive to enter.

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