I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.

– Luke 15:7 (NIV)

Today’s commentary
by Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org

The religious community was uncomfortable at the sight of Jesus surrounded by sinners, so Jesus told a story of a shepherd leaving his flock to search for one lost sheep. Do our values reflect the values of heaven? Or are we so obsessed with our religious rules that we miss the people all around us that are in desperate need of knowing that God is looking for them?

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