My master once told a story about a shepherd who had 100 sheep. As sometimes happens, one of the sheep went missing.
Most outside observers might scoff and say “it’s only one; you’ve still 99 others…” but a shepherd is a special kind of caregiver. He loves his sheep like his own family and if even one is lost, the shepherd will search and search until he finds the lost one…
What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?
And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing.
And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.
I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.
We are days away from our Friends and Family / Homecoming Sunday. I’ve been motivating (begging, in fact) us to look around our lives and see people we can invite. Look like shepherds who seek for lost sheep. Find your “one” that you can bring. If you do, you’ll not only rejoice but all of Heaven above will rejoice with you!
Think about it,
have a great day!