"Or what woman having ten coins and losing one
would not light a lamp and sweep the house,
searching carefully until she finds it?"
Like the shepherd looking for the lost
sheep, the woman expends great energy searching for her lost
coin. Also, like the shepherd, when the lost object is found
there is a joyful celebration with friends and neighbors.
This parable offers a refreshing female image for our God
who does not give up on us until we are found.
So we ask ourselves: