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Monsignor Charles Pope recently addressed the Parable of the Lost Sheep in one of his blog posts. He writes:

The Parable of the Lost Sheep- The Lord speaks of a shepherd who leaves ninety-nine sheep to search for one who is lost. Would a shepherd likely do this? Probably not! The passage drips with irony, even absurdity. Perhaps if the lost sheep was near at hand he might venture over the next hill. But the average human shepherd would cut his losses and stay with the ninety-nine. Many of us might even consider it irresponsible to leave ninety-nine to search for one. It's crazy!
Crazy! A Homily for the 24th Sunday of the Year

Ping!

2 posted on 09/21/2013 7:01:47 AM PDT by NYer ( "Run from places of sin as from the plague."--St John Climacus)
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A visiting priest gave an interesting homily on this parable. He said that a shepherd would leave the 99 if he had a sheep dog to watch them. Then he said: “I am God’s sheep dog.”


20 posted on 09/21/2013 11:53:43 AM PDT by rwa265 (Compete well for the faith, lay hold of eternal life (1 Timothy 6))
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