NINETY-eight; ninety-nine and going for the one hundred.
The other Saturday afternoon the Leicester City and former England footballer, Jamie Vardy, was looking to score his one-hundredth goal for the club.
He was in with a chance but realised that a teammate was in a better position to score and so he unselfishly passed the ball and his colleague duly scored. Jamie had done it for the team and not for himself but eventually later on in the game he scored two goals and therefore reached his target.
In all walks of life be it in politics, business or family life there is so much selfishness that abounds to the detriment of so many.
In the Bible, Jesus Christ tells the story of the Good Shepherd who had one hundred sheep and one day when he got them back to the pen there were only ninety-nine.
This shepherd wasn’t content at just having the ninety-nine safe he wanted to find the one that was lost. Having made sure that the rest were secure in the pen he went out seeking the one that had gone astray. He searched everywhere until he found it and then carried it back on his shoulders, calling all his neighbours to come and rejoice with him over the lost sheep that had been found safe.
Is it possible we can be like that sheep, the one that is lost while all the others are safe?
Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd is there to save us.
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