Jesus tells three parables of lost things: a sheep, a coin, and a son. Through theseξstories, we can see God’s heart for celebration, his joyful response whenξhis children return to him, and his deep love for those who never left.
Jesus did not come to change the world with a great and mighty military action. ξHe did not come to change the world by giving us more rules to live by. ξThe way Jesus changes the world is through one act of compassion at a time.
Jesus showed us glimpses of the Kingdom of Heaven; we can sometimes see it today, if only we look for it.ξHeξdescribed the Kingdom of Heaven as a mustard seedξthat grew into a tree, or yeast mixed intoξflour and worked throughout the whole dough. There is a battle between two kingdoms, but the war is already […]