The Shepherd Finds the Sheep
But the sheep is tired. It has come through woods and fields,
paths. Its feet are sore and it cannot walk all the way back
to its home. Will
the shepherd leave it here alone to die ? No, he does
not even speak an
unkind word to it, but he lifts it up on his shoulder
and carries it. He has far
to go and the load is heavy, but he carries
it gladly until he reaches his home.
And when he gets there he calls
his friends and says to them, Come, and
rejoice with me, for I have
found my sheep that was lost!