Men and women with doubtful reputation
were hanging around Jesus, listening intently to Him
– forgetting to eat, because their real meal
was being in His joyful and accepting Presence,
hearing the heart-warming and liberating words He was sharing with them.
This displeased the Pharisees greatly, though.
Their grumbling triggered Jesus to share three amazing stories:
The lost sheep, the lost coin, the lost (prodigal) son.
Or we could call them:
The found sheep, the found coin and the found son.
Jesus is revealing to them His heart for people – you and me.
He is overwhelmed with joy when we CONSENT to
being loved, found and celebrated by Him,
receiving from Him continuously.