Jesus uses the parable of the lost sheep and the good shepherd to teach us how God loves. God’s love is always merciful and particularly oriented to the least and the lost.
A shepherd is proven by how well he attends to the straying sheep. Each of us is measured by how well we treat the last and the lost.
O God, may my heart be modeled on the Sacred Heart of Jesus. As I have been found by the Good shepherd, may I seek out the last and lost to serve today.