Parables: The Lost Sheep and The Lost Coin


Luke 15:1-10


God Almighty desires everybody:

Incarnation for civilization.


The shepherd found the lost sheep and rejoiced.

The woman found the lost coin and rejoiced.

The shepherd and the woman are like God.

When a sinner repents, there is much joy.


From the Navarre Bible commentary,

We know that “In the face of our weakness,

God does not stand idly by: he goes out

In search of what is lost and makes every

Effort to find it…But, above all, he

Rejoices—as he does when we seek him.”


Christ received sinners and ate with them.  Thank

You for receiving and eating with me.


Patrick McCaskey


Patrick McCaskey is a Vice President and Director of the Chicago Bears, Chair of Sports Faith International, and Chair of WSFI Catholic Radio 88.5, as well as poet and the author of our Sports and Faith Series.  The Sports and Faith include stories of athletes and others who live exemplary lives like George “Papa Bear” Halas, Pat’s grandfather. Surprising, inspiring, and all very human, Patrick McCaskey’s Poems About the Gospel is Patrick’s first book of poems where readers can find a few words of encouragement in every one. Poems About the Gospel is available from Sporting Chance PressAmazon and select bookstores like the Little Way in Crystal Lake.


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