3/6/15 EWTN Catholic Mass

As he said  God gives us many chances to come back to him, he gives us all we need to stay with him by his side.  If we are far away, he gives us many chances to come back to him.  If we do, he rejoices.  If we are far away from him, he doesn’t just say oh well.  God actually searches for his lost sheep.  He doesn’t leave a lost sheep in the lurch, he actually goes searching for his lost sheep.

Luke 15 New International Version (NIV)

The Parable of the Lost Sheep

15 Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus.But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.”

Then Jesus told them this parable: “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’ I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.