Have you ever lost something very special and then found it after a long time? If so, you can feel the joy of a shepherd who found his lost sheep and of a woman who found her lost, precious coin. Maybe you were found after being lost somewhere for a time, perhaps at a mall. When you were found, what joy for you and your family!
Jesus speaks about those who are lost in loneliness, rejection, and lost because of their own wrongdoing. When these persons turn toward God, they have the joy of being found. Those in heaven are so very happy as well.
Feel the emotions in the reading. Talk with Jesus about how the reading touches your heart.
On Sundays we follow the Gospels from the Revised Common Lectionary.
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