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The Leadership Wisdom of Jesus, 3rd Edition by Charles C. Manz

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GATHER THE LOST SHEEP

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What do you think? If a shepherd has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went astray? And if he finds it, truly I tell you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine that never went astray. (Matt. 18: 12–13)

A hard lesson is presented here. In recent recessionary times of downsizing, rightsizing, reengineering, or whatever other labels have been used to refer to massive employee layoffs, Jesus’ challenge that not one person be willingly forfeited is a striking contrast. In fact, Jesus argues that the one person who is ...

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