Serving the Word: Lk 15: 3-7

Luke 15, 3-7:
“Jesus said: Who of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the missing one till he found it?”.

I invite you to listen carefully to the words of Jesus, who openly takes the side of the sinner, represented by the lost sheep.
I invite you also to contemplate the reactions and gestures of Jesus motivated by this lost sheep:
1: He leaves the ninety and nine in the field.
2: He goes in search of the lost one.
3: He doesn’t stop till he finds it.
4: He carries it on his shoulders, very happy.
5: He rejoices more for having found the one than for the other ninety-nine who were safe.

Contemplate these reactions and gestures of Jesus because all of them immerse you in the great and infinite mercy of God the Father.
The Father loves those of us who are lost and continually seeks anyone who strays from the path.
Imagine today that you are both sheep and shepherd:
+ sheep, because you need the mercy of the Good Shepherd
+ Shepherd, because you also have to search for your brothers and sisters.
Good day.

Antonio Sanjuan Marin, cm

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