The Lost Sheep
Jesus calls them lost because they belonged to Him in the first place
– Lori Lawlor
” And when she has found it, she calls her friends and neighbors together, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the piece which I lost!’ Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.””
Why does the shepherd pursue the 100th sheep lost when He has 99 safe? Because they are all His and are all valuable.
It does not matter which parables you look at. It’s all about the lost and rejoicing in them being found.