In Jesus' flock there are many sheep but there is one sheep who “appears” to be the lead sheep of the flock. It is presumed that the "lead sheep" is the sheep that walks closest to the sheperd (out in front) and spends most of his time next to the sheperd. However in this analogy and perhaps in reality, this “lead sheep” is not actually the lead sheep at all. He is in fact the weakest, most needy, most fragile, and most dependent on the sheperd of the whole flock. He sticks close to the sheperd at all times and walks out in-front because he’s so afraid of being away from the sheperd with all his heart. He lacks in almost all qualities; he’s not good at speaking in front of others, he’s not wise, he says many foolish things, he has pride that needs to be constantly humbled/checked by the sheperd, etc. However, the one quality he has is what appears to be great faith because of his broken-ness and dependence. It may very well be that the rest of the flock thinks this “lead sheep” is the leader however this “lead sheep” knows he’s not the leader. In fact he knows with his whole heart that he’s the last of all the sheep and that’s where his humility comes from. His humility comes from always being so close to and relying on the sheperd. This sheep knows he’s the weakest and flaunts his weakness, meekness, and dependence on the sheperd to others. In doing so, the other sheep encourage him, help heal him, and do their best to keep this sheep out in front close to the sheperd so that this “lead sheep" doesn’t perish.