What is a shepherd if he loses his sheep?
Perhaps in desperation to maintain his role, he grabs random sheep from here and there to make a flock.
Surely, though, he had some responsibility to maintain the original flock.
How will he be judged successful?
Wouldn't this have ramifications, whether you run a country, or a local church?
You started with a particular group of people. Do you have any of them left? What about their children?
Do you labor with those who were entrusted to your care, or have you lost all of them?
Do you retain the appearance, but lack the charge?