Who’s Your One?
For a Christian educator some days it feels like this verse has it upside down. A more accurate version would be that we have “one” safe on the mountain and ninety-nine who are lost and have gone astray. It’s true, the needs of the children we are called to love can seem overwhelming at times, and the demands of the job leave little time to meet them all. But Jesus didn’t say, go help the ninety-nine. He said go search for the “one”. Instead of looking at all the needs represented in the lives of the children and colleagues around us, what if we could narrow our focus? What if we started each morning with the simple prayer, “God, who’s my one today?”