Thursday, May 7, 2020
The Parable of the Lost Sheep
“Which person among you,
having a hundred sheep and losing one out of them . . .”
Let me put his words in a 21st century American context:
“Which person among you, having a million dollars . . .”
Most of people reading either Yeshua’s words or mine would have answered: “Not I.” People back then and today would be impressed by two things – being asked if they are that wealthy and thinking they would lose part of it.
In Yeshua’s world, a peasant might own five sheep, so noticing that only four were grazing on a hillside would be easy. However, one sheep missing from a flock of a hundred sheep would be easy to overlook. But this owner did notice it and immediately took whatever steps were needed to make the flock whole again. Continue reading at -