The story of the lost sheep and the Good Shepherd is an icon to God’s faithful love. God loves each of us as if we were the only object of His affection. True love is fulfilled in focusing on the other rather than one’s self.

Am I able to pursue those most in need of love today? What part of myself needs to be saved and redeemed today? Will I let Jesus find what is lost in me?

O gracious God, I thank you for the generous gift of Your love. I am sought by You with the deepest affection. May I, in turn, seek out the lost today.