107 The 90 and 9
107, Jesus said: The kingdom is like a shepherd who had hundred sheep. One of them, the biggest, went astray. He left the ninety-nine and sought after the one till he found it. When he had laboured, he said to the sheep: I love thee more than the ninety-nine.
This one seems like a copy of Matthew 18:12 "How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray?", except for the last line.
It might suggest once more that love is an activity more than a feeling. Not much activity required for those in the fold, but 'going into the mountains'? Sounds like real work; call it love.
Love "Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things" (1st Corinthians 13:7). Love isn't about feeling.