July 1, 2008
A Prayer
of Jesus
I thank thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hidden these things from the wise and
 understanding and revealed them to babes; yea, Father, for such was thy gracious will.

by Michele / July 2008

Jesus' words are rendered in red.  The word "lost" is highlighted in purple for your attention.

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Sending Out the Twelve Apostles

Matthew 10

[1] And having called to himself his twelve disciples he gave to them authority over unclean spirits so as to be casting them out, and to be healing every disease and every weakness.
[2] Now the names of the twelve apostles1 are these: First Simon the [one] called Peter and Andrew his brother, and James the son of Zebedee and John his brother,
[3] Phillip and Bartholemew, Thomas and Matthew the tax-collector, James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddeus, 
[4] Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot who also betrayed him.
[5] Jesus sent out these twelve after he exhorted them saying: Do not go in the road of the nations, and do not enter into the city of Samaritans.
[6] But be going instead to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
[7] And while going, be proclaiming that the kingdom of the heavens [is] at hand.
[8] Be healing the feeble, be raising the dead, be cleansing lepers, be casting out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.
[9] Do not take gold nor silver nor copper coin in your belt
[10] nor pouch for the road nor two shirts nor sandals nor staves, for the worker [is] worthy of his sustenance.
[11] And in whatever city or town you enter, inquire who in it is worthy, and there remain until you leave.
[12] And when you enter into the house, greet it kindly.
[13] And if the house should be worthy, let your peace come upon it. But if it should not be worthy, let your peace return to you.
[14] And whoever does not receive you nor hear your words, when you come of that house or city, shake the dust off your feet.
[15] Truly I say to you, It will be more bearable for [the] land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment than for that city.

A Canaanite Woman's Faith

Matthew 15

[21] And when Jesus went out from there he withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon.
[22] And behold [a] Cannanite woman from the region came crying out saying: Have mercy on me, Lord, son of David, my daughter is evil-ly demon possessed.
[23] But he did not answer her [a] word. And his disciples came to him asking him saying: Get rid of her, because she cries out after us.
[24] But answering he said: I was not sent except to the lost sheep of Israel.
[25] But the [one] who came knelt before him saying: Lord, help me.
[26] But answering he said: It is not good to take the children's bread and to throw it to the dogs.
[27] But she said: Yes, Lord, yet the dogs eat of the crumbs falling from the Lord's table.
[28] Then Jesus answering her said: O woman, great is your faith. Let it [now] come to pass for you as you wish.

Parable of the Lost Sheep

Matthew 18

[10] Be seeing that you do not despise one of these little [ones], For I say to you that their angels in [the] heavens always see the face of my father in the heavens.
[11] For the son of man came to save the lost.
[12] How does it seem to you? If it should come to pass to [a] certain man one hundred sheep and one of them gone astray, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and having gone seek the [one] gone astray?
[13] And if it come to pass he finds it, truly I say to you that he rejoices upon it more than upon the ninety-nine that had not gone astray.
[14] Thus it is not [a] wish before your father in the heavens that [one] of these little [ones] be lost.

A Call to Discipleship

Luke 9

[23] And he was saying to them: If anyone wish to be coming after me, let him renounce himself and take his cross and be following me.
[24] For whoever wishes to save his psyche-life will lose it, but whoever loses his psyche-life because of me, this [one] will save it.
[25] For what does it profit [a] man having gained the whole world but having lost or forfeited himself? 
[26] For whoever is ashamed of me and [my] words, of this one will the son of man be ashamed, when he comes in his glory and [the glory] of his father and of the holy angels. 
[27] But truly I say to you, There are some having stood here who will not taste of death until they see the kingdom of God.

The Parable of the Lost Sheep and Coin

Luke 15

[1] Now all the tax gatherers and sinners were drawing nigh to him to be hearing him.
[2] And the Pharisees and the scribes were complaining saying that: This [one] welcomes sinners and eats with them.

[3] But he said to them this parable saying:
[4] What man among you having [a] hundred sheep and having lost of them one does not leave the ninety nine in the wilderness and proceed to the lost until he find it?
[5] And when he finds [it] he will place [it] upon his shoulders rejoicing, 
[6] and having come to his house he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them: Rejoice with me, for I found my sheep that [was] lost.
[7] I say to you that there will be likewise joy in heaven over one sinner repenting than over the ninety nine just [ones] who have no need of repentance.
[8] Or [a] certain woman having ten drachmas, if she lose one drachma, does she not light [a] lamp and sweep the house and seek diligently until it be found? 
[9] And having found [it] she calls together her friends and neighbors saying: Rejoice with me, for I found the drachma that was lost.
[10] Likewise, I say to you, Joy comes to pass before the angels of God over one sinner repenting.

The Parable of the Prodigal Son

Luke 15

[11] But I say to you, a certain man was having two sons.
[12] And the younger of them said to the father: Father, give to me the portion of the wealth falling to me. So he divided to them the living.
[13] And after not many days having gathered everything the younger son journeyed to [a] far country, and there he squandered his wealth zoe-living loosely.
[14] So when he spent all [a] severe famine came to pass against that country, and he began to be in need.
[15] And having gone he joined to one of the citizens of that country and he sent him into his fields to be grazing the pigs.
[16] And he was desiring to fill his belly with pods that the pigs were eating, and no one was giving [anything] to him.
[17] But coming to himself he said: How many servants of my father have abundance of bread, but I am perishing here in [a] famine.
[18] Having arisen I will go to my father and will say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you,
[19] no longer am I worthy to be called your son, make me as one [of your] hired-hands.
[20] And having arisen he came to his own father. But while he was being distant afar his father saw him and had compassion, and having run fell upon his neck and kissed him.
[21] But the son said to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you,
[22] But the father said to his slaves: Swiftly bring out the best robe and put it on him, and give [a] ring for his hand and sandals for his feet,
[23] and be bringing the fatted calf, kill [it], and having eaten let us make merry.
[24] For this my son was dead and is alive again, was lost and is found. And he began to be making merry.

[25] Now his elder son was in the field, and as he came he drew nigh to the house, he heard music and dance,
[26] and calling upon one of the servants he inquired what this might be.
[27] But he said to him that his brother has arrived, and your father killed the fatted calf, for he had received him back sound.
[28] But he was enraged and did not want to enter. So his father having come out called upon him.
[29] But answering he said to the father: Behold so many years I am slaving to you and never transgressed your commandment, and for me you have never given [a] goat that I may make merry with my friends.
[30] But when this your son who consumed your living with prostitutes came, you killed for him the fatted calf.
[31] But he said to him: Child, you are always with me, and all mine is yours.
[32] But it was necessary to make merry and rejoice, for this your brother was dead and has returned to zoe-life, and was lost and is found.

Jesus and Zacchaeus

Luke 19

[1] And when he entered he came through Jericho.
[2] And behold [there was a] man by name being called Zacharias, and he was chief tax collector, and he was rich. 
[3] And he was seeking to see who Jesus is, and was not able from the crowd, for he was small in stature.
[4] And running before, he climbed up [a] sycamore tree, in order that he see him, for he was [about] to come by that [place].
[5] And as he came to the place, having looked up, Jesus said to him: Zachariah, having made haste come down, for today I must remain in your house.
[6] And having made haste he came down, and he hosted him rejoicing.
[7] And when they saw, all grumbled saying that: With [a] sinful man did he enter to lodge. 
[8] But having stood, Zacharias said to the Lord: Behold half of my possessions, Lord, I give to the poor, and if I accuse something of anyone wrongly, I return fourfold.
[9] But Jesus said to him that: Today has deliverance come to this house, although he is [a] son of Abraham.
[10] For the son of man came to seek and to deliver the perished(1).

(1) or "lost," "ruined"

The Feeding of the Five Thousand

John 6

[1] After these [things] Jesus came across the sea of Galilee of Tiberias. 
[2] Now [a] great crowd followed him, because they were seeing the signs that he did upon the sick. 
[3] So Jesus went up to the mountain, and sat there with his disciples. 
[4] Now it was near the passover, the festival of the Jews. 
[5] So Jesus having lifted up his eyes and having observed that [a] great crowd comes to him, he says to Phillip: Where may we buy bread in order that they eat?
[6] But he was saying this testing him. For he knew what he was [about] to be doing.
[7] Phillip answered him: Bread from two hundred denarii is not sufficient for them, in order that each receive [a] little.
[8] One of his disciples, Andrew the brother of Simon Peter, says to him: 
[9] [A] boy is here who has five barley bread [loaves] and two small fishes; but what are these to so many?
[10] But Jesus said: Have the people sit. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat whose number [was about] five-thousand.
[11] So Jesus took the loaves, and having blessed [them] distributed [them] to the disciples, and the disciples to those reclining; likewise also of the small fish as much as they wanted.
[12] Now when they were filled, he says to his disciples: Gather the excess fragments, in order that none be lost.
[13] So they gathered, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley bread [loaves] that they had more than enough for those having eaten.
[14] So the men having seen what sign he did were saying that: This is truly the prophet coming into the world.
[15] So Jesus having known that they were [about] to be coming and seizing him in order that they may make [him] king, withdrew again to the mountain himself alone.

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