At the beginning of the fifteenth chapter of Luke, Jesus is challenged as to why he is interacting with social outcasts. He responds to His accusers by telling three stories. The first is about a lost sheep. Here’s what He said; “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost until he finds it?”
The meaning of the story is that Jesus, the good shepherd, cares about lost souls so much that he goes after them until He finds them.
OIM volunteers care about the lost too. That’s why we walk the cold, dark, windy streets of downtown Ottawa every night of the week, every week of the year. That’s why we show compassion and kindness even when we don’t receive it in return.
We are going after the ones who are lost. And we will continue to do so until all are found.
~Sarah Pearce, Resource Coordinator