TUESDAY DECEMBER 10
Matthew 18, 12-14:
“Jesus said to his disciples, “Suppose a man has a hundred sheep; if one is lost, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountain and go to seek the lost one? The same is true of your Father in heaven: he does not want one of these little ones to be lost”.
I invite you to listen attentively 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: Leave the ninety-nine in the field.
2: He goes in search of the lost one.
3: He does not stop until he finds it.
4: He carries it on his shoulders very happily.
5: He is happier to have found it than to have the remaining ninety-nine safe.
Behold these reactions and gestures of Jesus because they all immerse you in the great and infinite mercy of God the Father.
The Father loves us deeply and continually seeks out those who stray from the path.
Feel yourself today a sheep and a shepherd:
* Sheep, because you need the mercy of the Good Shepherd.
* Shepherd, because you too must seek your lost brothers.
Antonio María Sanjuán Marín, cmf