For the Son of Man came to seek out and to save the lost. (Luke 19:10)
Read in its context, this verse continues one of the themes of Luke’s gospel – caring for those ‘on the outside’. It is vital that as a church we continue that ministry today so that we can help make the body of Christ whole. Those who are lost have much to teach those whose lives are safe and comfortable – both about humility and faith.
As much as we need to go out to others in need, we also should extend compassion to those parts of ourselves that are ‘lost’. Whether it is due to a death, changed life circumstances, addiction or the like, we can each feel ‘lost’. Such compassion towards ourselves will guide us towards wholeness… and holiness.
Have a great week!