"The parable of the lost sheep"

Luke 15:1-7

What if the measuring devices with which we’ve grown so accustomed have actually led us away from our truest identity? What if in all of our do-gooding we’ve wandered far from our own belovedness, thinking that the paths we are walking will lead us to water? Perhaps I am the one that has gone missing, and needs to be found, brought back by the shepherd to be reminded of who I am.
— Todd Bratulich