Embracing Our Call – The Prodigal Sons
Lost people matter to Jesus; it’s why He came (Luke 19:10). As Christ followers, Christians we should embrace this same calling, but it’s not automatic, for our tendency is to have more of a Pharisaical heart that is self-focused. Yet, to open our heart to embrace our calling Jesus tells a story of two sons challenging us to Love and Initiate like Jesus... For true joy and satisfaction is found in embracing God’s purpose to love and initiate like Jesus... To Love like Jesus is to be like the father of Luke 15:11-32 who let go, accepted, and celebrated. To initiate like Jesus is to be gracious – not legalistic like the older brother, to be inclusive – not exclusive, to be connecting – not distant... to Love and Initiate like Jesus is a choice to embrace our calling.