Re:Verse reading–Luke 15:1-2, 11-32 (day three)
“This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.” As it turned out, Jesus would do even worse than that. But that’s because he understood people were lost. In the days before that word denoted a demographic or a class of persons who don’t subscribe to a particular version of theology, Jesus felt the giant wound of the human race. He sensed acutely, agonizingly, that people were missing. You can hear it in his story of the two brothers. You can hear it in his metaphor of the lost sheep. You can hear it in his parable of the banquet. Jesus is grieved at a great absence. What do you think about that?