Post by Rogier van Vlissingen on Apr 11, 2007 20:18:50 GMT -5
quote J said, "God's Divine Rule is like a shepherd who had a hundred sheep. One of them, the largest, went astray. He left the ninety-nine and looked for the one until he found it. After he had toiled, he said to the sheep, 'I love you more than the ninety-nine.'" unquote
Form: Evidently Pursah feels that there were some embellishments here, and she strips the story down to the very basics.
Content: "All my brothers are special." (ACIM:T-1.V.3:6) This is Jesus way of reassuring us in a similar way in the Course, to counter the ego's panic that it will be annihilated and that this would be the end of us - which seems to be true as long as we identify with the ego.