This article expounds upon this week’s lectionary Gospel reading (The Parable of the Lost Sheep in Luke 15). Whenever this parable is expounded upon, we only ever seem to hear about the one sheep who is in the minority. It is right that the emphasis and focus should be there but what about the 99 and their sustenance, protection and security? Are they worth less than the one lost sheep?
An examination of Luke 12:47-48 and its possible implications on questions such as "Is Jesus the only way to Heaven?" and doctrines of salvation and Heaven and Hell.