The Safety of 99 and the Peril of One

"I thought they smelled bad on the outside."
“I thought they smelled bad on the outside.”

Seems to me that we must exert our imaginations about one aspect of the parable of the Lost Sheep in order to grasp the parable’s full significance.

The aspect I have in mind is the extreme contrast between the state in which the 99 sheep find themselves and the state of the one little lost sheep.

To a statistician or an economist, the parable might not make any sense at all. “Wait a minute. 99 on one side. One on the other. Take the 99 to the bank and be done with it.”

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Compendium of John 6 Homilies + “How are you?”

Here are links to the homilies on John 6 that I have given:

deathstarIntroduction to John 6

“On Him, the Father, God, has set His seal.”

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the Liturgy the Lord Gave Us

“Lord, to whom shall we go?”, The Former Way of Life

Bigger than Death, Dead Ancestors

The Kind Will of the Father

The Two Kinds of People Who Think We are Crazy

How He Gives Us His Flesh

…Plus, here is one of the funnier movie scenes.

Han and Luke (disguised as imperial stormtroopers) and Chewy have just commandeered the cellblock control station. They are rescuing Princess Leia from the Death Star jail.

Apparently, Harrison Ford ad-libbed his lines in this scene.