He said to him, “Feed my lambs.”
A pastor has to feed three kinds of sheep in his church with his sermons. The little lambs are new to the Christian faith, so they must be virtually hand-fed for them to grow. There are also little sheep who are on their way in Christian discipleship, but they need special discernment for the Scriptures. Then there are mature sheep who want the full, robust teaching of the Word. Thank God for the pastor who has the sensitivity to know what to say to the lambs, little sheep, and mature sheep who all need the Word.