Holiness loves goodness with all their heart, soul, might, mind and strength, and loves others; no one is excluded. How could anyone be excluded? And which one would it be? The Good Shepherd left the ninety-nine in search of the lost one. In comparing the story to people, and knowing that every soul is precious, what a loving example it is to go to any length to help just one.
In considering myself the lost one I say, “Thank you! Thank you for not giving up on me! Thank you for finding me and not saying, “Oh well, I have ninety-nine others so I’m not going to find the lost one!” ALL souls matter. Everyone is equally important, loved and adored.