God will guide, protect his followers, says pope

October 24, 2011

God will always guide, protect and nourish those intent on following him, Pope Benedict said.

"Following Jesus, the good shepherd, we will be certain we are on the right path and that the Lord will always guide us, be with us and we will lack nothing," the pope said during his Oct. 5 general audience.

Speaking on Psalm 23, the pope said, "If we walk behind the good shepherd, no matter how difficult, twisting or long the path of our lives may seem, even if often it seems we are in a spiritual desert without water," we can be sure God will protect and provide for us.