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The Lost Sheep

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The Lost Sheep

(Joy Over Sinners' Repentance
MT 18:10-14
LK 15:1-7)

The tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to listen to him
The Pharisees and scribes began to complain
"This man welcomes sinners and eats with them
" So to them he addressed this parable 

"What man among you having a hundred sheep and losing one of them would not leave the ninety-nine in the desert and go after the lost one until he finds it? 
And when he does find it
 He sets it on his shoulders with great joy 
upon his arrival home, he calls together his friends and neighbors and says to them,

'Rejoice with me because I have found my lost sheep.' 
I tell you, 
In just the same way there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who have no need of repentance. (LK 15:1-7)

Copyright © Jacqueline R. Mendoza

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  1. Date: 6/11/2012 3:57:00 AM
    This is great... I really enjoyed it. Nice to get such a blessing in such a beautiful monday afternoon.

  1. Date: 12/29/2011 6:59:00 PM
    Well Thank you for your comment and for me to continue my job to Him for His people. I received my vocation to be a teacher like Him. 7 Deadly Sins or Capital Sins are Pride, Anger, Lust, Gluttony or an excess of food or things, Avarice or Greed, Envy and Sloth or laziness. They're part of of our daily sins or Venial sins. You said you still smoke and God brought me to you because you asked. With you smoking is Gluttony which is an excess amount of cigarettes. For Catholics who are supposed to be all or universal are required to confess sins yearly. I highly recommend for you to do a lifelong study of the Catholic faith. You will be amazed to figure how many sins you have because that's what I did. I'm asking you to wait for my book, "I AM THE LIVING PROOF - Jacqueline's Life, Purpose and Parables" I will give it to my publisher, maybe tomorrow or it needs to be out by next year because I've been doing it for about 10 years so just wait for it Thanks.

  1. Date: 12/29/2011 5:12:00 PM
    Also, protestant reformation don't happen online other people did it and I followed them lmao

    Mendoza Avatar Jacqueline R. Mendoza
    Date: 12/29/2011 7:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ooohhh, you don't follow Jesus Christ? All of us are supposed to follow Him because He stopped the Father from destroying the world on the Old Testament. What are you protesting with Jesus Christ to be a member of Protestants? In fact I believe all people owe our lives to Him, don't you think? You know Jesus Christ is very hurt with people protesting Him. You know these people don't have any clue why their protesting, their angry because of themselves too. Why are they angry? Well being with the protestant means their angry with Jesus Christ. It is the reason why Jesus Christ is very sad because all people outside His Church are already condemned and Jesus Christ is very sad because He would not be with those people in heaven. Jesus Christ gave us brains, minds and sense of thinking to know what is right. It is within our own will or decision to follow Him or choose hell. So it's up to you to believe or not but I'm telling you it's very true and I am the Living proof.
  1. Date: 12/29/2011 5:11:00 PM
    I love this story. I am not looking to find out what sins I've commited though...thanks for the offer lol we'd be here all day...I'm still a smoker so God help me.

  1. Date: 12/20/2011 12:37:00 PM
    I have heard this being read aloud by priests during mass over the years. Nice of you to bring it to our attention again.

    Mendoza Avatar Jacqueline R. Mendoza
    Date: 12/20/2011 12:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks my brother, and as I said it's my job thank you for noticing and informing me you're a Catholic too...
  1. Date: 12/19/2011 7:44:00 PM
    Wow, thank you Mr. Bob for letting me know my work helps enlighten and inspire people of God. It is my job as Christ ordered me to say things in poetry because He say things in Parables. I thought to turn His parables to Sonnets and or Haiku. * Thanks a bunch I appreciate it, I just this would help His people.