Daily Word Of God
The tax collectors and sinners were all crowding round to listen to Jesus, and the Pharisees and scribes complained saying, ‘This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.’
So he told them this parable: ‘Which one of you with a hundred sheep, if he lost one, would fail to leave the ninety-nine in the desert and go after the missing one till he found it? And when he found it, would he not joyfully take it on his shoulders and then, when he got home, call together his friends and neighbours, saying to them, “Rejoice with me, I have found my sheep that was lost.”
‘In the same way, I tell you, there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner repenting than over ninety-nine upright people who have no need of repentance.’
Today's Pointers on God's Word
As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?
- The parable of the “lost sheep” highlights God’s magnanimous love for mankind. He is the Good Shepherd who will search for His lost sheep until He finds it and restores it to the fold.
- The whole community of heaven rejoices each time a sinner returns and is reconciled with God.
- In today’s secular and materialistic world, many have strayed and are lost in a falsehood that can only cause pain and emptiness. Let us pray constantly that more people will see the True Light of Christ that offers eternal life.