Jesus wants us to love everyone, just as he does. But at the same, time, he challenges us to focus our selective attention on the lost coin, not the nine that are still in hand. He pushes us to go looking for the lost sheep that is wandering, not the 99 that are safe in the flock. When we do this, we become part of a heavenly party in which everyone rejoices and celebrates together.
- Luke 15:1-10