When A Poor Lost Soul Is Found
(a poem by Bosch)
The great God who made the heavens,
Keeps the stars within their bound,
Still rejoices with His angels
When a poor lost soul is found!
Jesus said, "There'll be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over 99 righteous people" who never strayed.
~ paraphrased by Fr John Catoir in the Catholic News (Singapore), Sunday 2009 Jun 7, Page 20 (Luke 15:7).
Actual Bible Quote:
I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.
~ Luke 15:7 (NIV, New International Version)