The popular phrase “lost in space” doesn’t refer only to others, but to me as well.
My own loss does not concern others, but myself first. Indeed, in our era of networking, with the internet playing a catalytic role in our everyday life – and I would dare say the internet has the primary role in young children’s lives – it is obvious that it’s easier to blame others, thinking that’s it’s not our fault but theirs, and that they should pay because I am innocent.
This is in no way true. There may be the impression that “it’s their fault, so they are the ones who are lost, not me”, but it is clear that each one of us is being judged in life by our own attitude and success and not by the attitude and success of others.
It was precisely this loss that Christ wanted to explain, not our good or bad deeds, but he wanted to move us from ignorance to the awareness of the situation, from the darkness of ignorance to the light of knowledge, from the loss to salvation, from the daily life to the eternal one.