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The Great Lessons
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and Healing for Body and Soul
that are healthy do not need a doctor; but those that are ill are
in need of one.
You should understand
this: I desire mercy, not sacrifice. For I have not come to call
the righteous, but the lost to repentance. Shouldn't the sick in
body, whom the devil has bound, be set free?
Is it easier
to say, "Your sins are forgiven," or, "Rise and be
That you might
know beyond the shadow of a doubt that the Son of Man has power
on earth to forgive all wrongs, I announce to the sick: "Rise
Up! Be of good cheer; your wrongs are forgiven. Go your way! As
you have believed, so shall you receive. Your faith has made you
his flock of one hundred sheep, a shepherd discovered one missing.
Immediately, he left the ninety-nine in the safety of the fold,
and went in search of the one that was lost. And when the lost sheep
was found, he carried it home in his arms, his heart filled with
gladness. On the way, he called out to his friends and anyone who
would listen, “Rejoice with me! This, my lost sheep, has been
I tell you this
truth: there is more rejoicing in heaven over one who repents, than
over ninety-nine who need no repentance.
Who among you,
having ten pieces of silver and losing one piece, would not light
a candle, and carefully sweep the house, searching diligently until
it is found?
When the coin
is found at last, do you not call your friends and neighbours, saying:
“Good news! I found the money that was lost.”
tell you, there is great joy in the presence of the Father and all
of the angels, when one turns from their path of wrongdoing.