Make us like You, dear Lod to love the lost. Amen.
Today’s reading: Luke 14-16.
“How big is God’s heart for lost persons?”
“Every parent is at some time the father of the unreturned prodigal, with nothing to do but keep his house open to hope.” – John Ciardi
“I am the prodigal son every time I search for unconditional love where it cannot be found.” – Henri J. M. Nouwen
Jesus hammers home a lesson about saving the lost with three successive parables. The Pharisees are listening all the while, and are the ones who most need to learn the lesson. Pretend you are a Pharisee as you listen to these stories, especially the story of the Prodigal Son and the Loving Father.
The Lost Sheep. The lost sheep who is found is the sinner who repents. Though he is only one out of a hundred souls, heaven rejoices at his salvation.
The Lost Coin. The lost coin is…
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