And if he finds it, I tell you the truth, he is happier about that one sheep than about the ninety-nine that did not wander off.
In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should be lost.
"If your brother sins against you, go and show him his fault,1 just between the two of you. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over.
References for Matthew 18:15
But if he will not listen, take one or two others along, so that 'every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.'2
References for Matthew 18:16