Jesus, our King, is a shepherd at heart.
Even at the end, his concern is always for the flock. It is for the lost, and the least and the last. It is for those who have been forgotten.
The rules are only good in so far as they have led us to be shepherds alongside him in the world.
You see, Jesus is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords and Shepherd of Shepherds and as his people, as his body the church, OUR task is also to care for the flock.