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Thursday 11 February 2016 – a modern parable

Thursday 11 February 2016 – a modern parable
February 11, 2016 Anne Browse
Dennis the cat
I have permission to share this good news story in the blog.  It was posted last night on Facebook by my friend Pauline, whose cat, shown here, has been missing for more than two weeks.  It reminded me so much of the parables of the lost sheep and coin and son!  And so I give you the parable of the lost cat.  Pauline writes:
“Dennis is found! After 2 weeks and 2 days a neighbour who is doing building work told us she thought she could hear a cat meowing and scratching in the night above her house.  After a frantic half an hour of trying to catch him, Tony pulled him out.  He seems very frightened and he’s lost quite a bit of weight.  How he’s survived for that time I’ll never know.  If you live in Halberton please spread the word, as I think most of the village has been looking for him.  He’s staying in for a few days at least now!”
I can just imagine Jesus standing beside the village pond in Halberton and saying to the crowds:
“Or suppose a woman loses her beloved cat.  Doesn’t she beg her neighbours to check their outhouses, put up posters around the village and ask all her friends to ‘share’ on Facebook until she finds him?  And when she finds him, she posts his photo for all her friends to see and says, “Rejoice with me, for I have found my lost cat.”  In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in heaven over one person who turns to God.”
Welcome home, Dennis!