The Lost Sheep
One day the tax collectors and ‘sinners’ gathered around Jesus to hear the Word of God.
When the Pharisees noticed the ‘sinners’ were present, they muttered, “This man welcomes and mixes with sinners.”
Jesus told them a parable, “A shepherd had one hundred sheep and one of them got lost. Wouldn’t he leave the ninety nine sheep and go to find the one lost sheep? When the shepherd found the sheep, he was so happy that he celebrated it with a party and invited all his friends over. Likewise, the angels will rejoice even more in heaven whenever one sinner repent and turn to God.”