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As an irresistible magnet, the lost of society are drawn to Jesus. The more they converge about his acceptance and love of them, the more joy and festivity burst forth.
There is a special kind of being lost when one thinks that one is found, but is not. The Scribes and Pharisees pride themselves in thinking that they are at the center, yet are lost at the margin. They take the essence of the Gospel, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them,” as the source of their greatest complaint.
As the alphabyte “Pencil” suggests, the center is where the power. Stop. Rest. Be drawn toward the inward center where Christ is ready to embrace you. If you are any place other than this, you are lost.
Lord, You searched me and found me. v. 7
Lord, You’re the light of my life. v. 8
Finding what is lost in me. v. 9
Joy when one sinner repents. v. 10
This is the third of thirteen weeks in Kingdomtide, Year C.
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Year C is dedicated to the Gospel of Luke.
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