March 18, 2019
In Luke's Gospel, Jesus pauses on his Journey to Jerusalem to tell some parables to those gathered: tax collectors, sinners, Pharisees and Scribes.
Luke 15:8-10 "Suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Doesn't she light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, 'Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.' In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents."
This week we are thinking about Lost & Found things. Some of us often lose things. Some invoke St. Anthony, the patron saint of Lost Things. According to his story, maybe he should be the patron saint of Found Things.
Last night at our Senior Pilgrim Fellowship Meeting, we had a Sardines Revival Meeting. Sardines is similar to Hide & Seek. The twist is that when someone finds the hiders, that person hides along with them. Eventually the hiders pack into their hiding place like sardines.
Games have purpose. There are two things I really like about this games: the first hiders go as a pair, and most of the game is an exercise in finding! We had some epic searching at church with youth checking every nook and cranny in search of that which was lost.
Prayer: Holy Finder, and teach us to search out lost things with thoroughness and persistence. Amen.
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