The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are the same.
--Stendhal (1783-1842) French writer
Now his elder son was in the field; and when he came and approached the house, he heard music and dancing. He called one of the slaves and asked what was going on. He replied, 'Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fatted calf, because he has got him back safe and sound.' Then he became angry and refused to go in. His father came out and began to plead with him.
--Luke 15:25-28 (NRSV)
The beautiful stained glass windows behind the alter at Hopwood Memorial Christian Church (established 1834) on the campus of Milligan College.