One lesson we learn from the Parable of the Lost Sheep is that we will never be abandoned. Just as a shepherd never leaves a lamb who has wandered off, the Christ Presence is always within us.
If I have lost my way, I look within to my divine nature. In the silence of meditation, I relax into my spiritual center, the most sacred part of me. Once reestablished in the Christ Presence, I know where to go and what is mine to do.
What is true for me is true for others. If a loved one is struggling to find their way, I bless them in their search and know they will be guided. Seeking is how we find, and I give thanks that their inner shepherd—their own Christ nature—will lead them home.
When he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders and rejoices.–Luke 15:5
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