One man with a hundred sheep,
Gave a yawn and fell asleep.
He then woke up one dawn,
To find one sheep has gone.
He left the 99 in the field and sun,
And went off to look for the missing one.
He found it after a very long trek,
And carried it home around his neck.
When he returned to his own ground,
He invited his friends and neighbours around.
So they all came to share his rejoice
And they laughed and sang in a loud voice.
Likewise when a sinner changes his bad ways,
The heavenly beings will jubilate for days!
Celebrations bigger than for those 99 percent
Living rightly and which need not to repent.
Written by Louis van Niekerk on 11 May 2010