We are familiar with the parable of the lost sheep. We imagine the iconic image of a affable shepherd emerging from the pasture with a lamb on his shoulder that he found wandering in the underbrush and herded it back to the fold.
This runs parallel to the parable about the prodigal son who left the abode of his fa ther to go to some distant land squandered his life in loose living, became famished and coming to his senses went back to his father. His father was only too glad to welcome him back that he threw a feast to celebrate his son’s return saying “this son of mine was dead and has come back to life; he was lost and he is found. We got lots when we sinned; we were found when we were reconciled with ?God through penance.
What is the historical significance of the sheep in the bible?
WASHINGTON—The outpouring of American compassion for storm victims continues nearly a month after Supertyphoon "Yolanda" devastated the Central Philippines and left more than four thousand dead and four million homeless.
As the U.S. government, with nearly 3,000 military service members, is taking the lead in international relief and rehabilitation efforts in the stricken areas, numerous private groups in America were doing their part, soliciting funds and relief goods to alleviate the sufferings of the storm victims.
MANILA -- Seven Filipino hospital workers, including a doctor, were killed in a militant attack on a Yemeni Defense Ministry complex, the Department of Foreign Affairs said on Friday, Dec. 6.
Foreign Department spokesman Raul Hernandez said workers "pretended to be dead" to survive Thursday's assault, which left 12 other Filipinos injured with one requiring surgery.
By DAVE CLARK
WASHINGTON -- The death Thursday of South Africa's liberation leader and first democratic president Nelson Mandela triggered an unprecedented worldwide chorus of awed respect.