Lost Sheep

Luke, Chapter 15

“The Parable of the Lost Sheep. 1 The tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to listen to him  2 but the Pharisees and scribes began to complain, saying, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.  3 So to them he addressed this parable 4 “What man among you having a hundred sheep and losing one of them would not leave the ninety-nine in the desert and go after the lost one  until he finds it?  5 And when he does find it, he sets it on his shoulders with great joy  6 and, upon his arrival home, he calls together his friends and neighbors and says to them, ‘Rejoice with me because I have found my lost sheep.’  I tell you, in just the same way there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who have no need of repentance.”