sheepy sheep

get this, God is happier about a wanderer returning than countless others continuing.

the question is, are you?

dear youth pastor – are you too busy coddling your churchy teens to even notice the one that needs love?
I know, I know – it’s the churchy teens’ parents that give so that you can have a job (they probably remind you with subtle hints)

dear big-house pastor – are you too busy patting legalistic rumps to even notice those who need grace?
I know, I know – it’s those rumps that fill the pews or stackable rows of chairs and ‘let’ you keep patting them.

dear well-intentioned(?) critic – are you too busy whining and complaining about the faults in the Church to even notice those that need forgiveness?
I know, I know – it’s all those faults that give you something to blog about and feel self-righteous about.

dear God – are we too self-indulgent to notice those who need Jesus?

I’m sorry.

“Look at it this way. If someone has a hundred sheep and one of them wanders off, doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine and go after the one? And if he finds it, doesn’t he make far more over it than over the ninety-nine who stay put? Your Father in heaven feels the same way. He doesn’t want to lose even one of these simple believers. “

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