In Christ’s parable, it was a SHEEP that was lost, not a lamb. Could it be that, in the church, the sheep (the grown-ups, old-timers, and leaders) are more in danger of being lost than the lambs (the young and newly converted believers)? Perhaps so. Christ tasked repentant Peter: “Feed My lambs….Tend My sheep….Feed My sheep” (John 21:15-17). The lambs need to be fed. But the sheep must be both fed and tended/shepherded. They have more issues! It wasn’t the lamb (the ignorant and naïve) that was lost, but the sheep (the know-it-all and self-willed). Not the penitent prodigal son, but the self-righteous, unforgiving, and critical older brother. Pray for the lost SHEEP—whose attitudes and actions can also drive away the lambs (Luke 15)—Samuel Koranteng-Pipim
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