Living in a rural area of the country, I have been around Sheep and they are very meek, gentle and sweet animals. I have seen someone put their hand on a sheep's head and it look up and give what appears to be a smile. That is gentleness, kindness and trust. When the sheep hear their master, they recognize His voice and come to Him. The scriptures tell us that all like sheep have gone astray yet we have a loving God who seeks us and finds us and restores us to Him and that is what is beautiful about the Christian life. It is a faith that restores us to a right relationship with God, who is the Good Shepherd.