The Parable of the Lost Sheep

The Good Shepherd

Luke 15:1-7

The tax collectors and sinners, however, were all crowding round to listen to him, and the Pharisees and scribes complained saying, ‘This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.’

So he told them this parable:

‘Which one of you with a hundred sheep, if he lost one, would fail to leave the ninety-nine in the desert and go after the missing one till he found it? And when he found it, would he not joyfully take it on his shoulders and then, when he got home, call together his friends and neighbours, saying to them, “Rejoice with me, I have found my sheep that was lost.”

In the same way, I tell you, there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner repenting than over ninety-nine upright people who have no need of repentance.



  1. This post has assisted my family considerably throughout my investigation, thanks a lot for posting this. We’ve bookmarked it also intended for furture use plus discussed it between my buddies has they too will be involved!

  2. How do you bookmark this page, or any of them? Oh, I am using the uCatholic app on my iPad, does that mean anything? I suppose if I were reading this with a regular browser I could just click on bookmark. Whoever makes the app. Please ask them if they could add a way to save favorite posts or places! Thank you, Cathy