The Lord spoke sternly to the shepherds who do not do their jobs (Ezekiel 34:1-16), but He also spoke sternly to the sheep,
“And as for you, O My flock, thus says the Lord God: ‘Behold, I shall judge between sheep and sheep, between rams and goats. Is it too little for you to have eaten up the good pasture, that you must tread down with your feet the residue of your pasture—and to have drunk of the clear waters, that you must foul the residue with your feet? And as for My flock, they eat what you have trampled with your feet, and they drink what you have fouled with your feet” (Ezekiel 34:17–19).
I have heard sheep complain that the shepherds are not doing their jobs, but it is also true that the sheep can be uncooperative and hateful toward others.
Let us remember the nature of literal sheep and be like them in the spirit within our congregations and as we work with the shepherds.