31st Week in Ordinary Time : Thursday, 3rd November 2022

Daily Word Of God

Luke 15:1-7

The tax collectors and sinners were all seeking the company of Jesus to hear what he had to say, and the Pharisees and scribes complained. ‘This man’ they said ‘welcomes sinners and eats with them.’

So he spoke this parable to them: ‘What man among you with a hundred sheep, losing one, would not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness 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?  “Rejoice with me,” he would say “I have found my sheep that was lost.”

‘In the same way, I tell you, there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one repentant sinner than over ninety-nine virtuous men 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.