Tuesday the Second Week of Advent

Jesus said to his disciples:
“What is your opinion? 
If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them goes astray,
will he not leave the ninety-nine in the hills
and go in search of the stray? 
And if he finds it, amen, I say to you, he rejoices more over it
than over the ninety-nine that did not stray. 
In just the same way, it is not the will of your heavenly Father
that one of these little ones be lost.”

-Matthew 18:12-14

Each and every one of us is important to God the Father. Here Jesus points out that no matter how far we wander God will not give up on us and will rejoice when we are found.

Prayer: Christ, Good Shepherd, stay with us, guard us, guide us always! Bring us safely home!