The question that Jesus asks in the parable of the Lost Sheep seems so straightforward that the answer seems to scream out–of course we would. But, on further examination, would we really. It really wouldn’t be good shepherding practice to leave 99 sheep in the wilderness to search for one who wandered off. But, this is the agape love we have been talking about. It doesn’t make sense. It is not concerned with the bottom line, how things appear–how I appear. Its only concern is for the other, even if they are in danger and it is there fault.
Remembering that we are the body of Christ, who is the Good Shepherd, listen to this song from Casting Crowns. What is it calling you to?