(May 26, 2015)
It is such a simple truth, but so easily forgotten. We are the prodigal son. We might like to think that we are the dutiful elder brother, but the position of Elder Brother is taken. All that is left for us is the role of prodigal son.
Thus, when we look at others in judgment, we are denying the reality that those we judge are in the same position that we are in – disobedient, our inheritance squandered, and desperate for a mercy we do not deserve. We are not the 99, we are not the nine coins, we are the sheep that has wandered and we are the lost coin.