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Day 35. Madeleine L’Engle: Repentant lambs

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Each day of Lent (minus Sundays) we'll bring you words of wisdom from spiritual guides.

35. Madeleine L'Engle: Repentant lambs
How often the image of the good shepherd is used throughout scripture! The good shepherd goes out into the wilderness after the one lost sheep and brings it home, rejoicing. There does seem to be more excitement over the return of the lost sheep than there is over all the good little sheep who stayed home. There is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.