In this parable, the sheep represent the people and the shepherd represents Jesus. The story shows how Jesus loves and looks after his people. When a sheep (or person) is lost (or separates themselves from god) then the shepherd will search for them and is always very happy to see them safely return to the flock.
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- Write a diary entry from the point of view of the shepherd. Remember to include all the features of a diary (we wrote one when we were studying Holes) and show the shepherd’s thoughts and feelings.
- Write a modern day parable to which has the same message as one of Jesus’ parables (for example a modern day version of the Good Samaritan/The Lost Sheep etc.)