"If people can become more familiar with sheep again in our 21st century world, the significance of those ideas [expressed by sheep analogies in Scripture] ...will not be lost."
Shepherd is not only aware of the mother's concern for her babies, ...He is also sensitive to it and willingly takes action to help her with her concerns.
The parable of the lost sheep is a story told in 4 sentences: "Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on [...]