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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? - Matthew 18:12 (NRSV)

I have a special place in my heart for those who have been convicted of breaking the law. I must have “inherited” it 
from my father. He worked with people who had been either on probation or incarcerated. He was strict with them, yet caring. He talked with them and...

Today's Prayer
Compassionate God, we thank you for your loving heart. We want to love you in return by living according to your will. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Ephesians 2:1-10

Thought for the Day

“I once was lost but now am found.”*

Prayer Focus

Those who have never felt loved


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