Wednesday, September 08, 2010


I never watched Lost when it was on. I regret that I have to say. From what I know about the series I think I would probably have loved it. On of the questions that recurs unsaid and unanswered throughout the series is which of the characters is lost - physically, religiously, spiritually and emotionally speaking...

Jesus speaks of things lost in the Gospel reading for Sunday. How does it feel to lose something precious, lifegiving, lifestyle providing as a sheep, a gold coin, our freedom, sanity, love, life... Why are we not searching for God in the same way - groping around in the dark corners, scouring the thickets of the hillside for Him?

What is it about modern living that consigns the need for God to the dusty and darkened corners of our living rooms?

Here's the Wordle followed by the reading from Luke 15:1-10...

Now all the tax-collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him. And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, ‘This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.’

So he told them this parable: ‘Which one of you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the one that is lost until he finds it? When he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders and rejoices. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbours, saying to them, “Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.” Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who need no repentance.

‘Or what woman having ten silver coins, if she loses one of them, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it? When she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbours, saying, “Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost.” Just so, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.’

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