So Jesus told them this story: Luke 15:3

Jesus used stories to illustrate abstract principles, to make a point, or to help people relate to His kingdom and their place in it. He probably invented some stories or used traditional fables or 1st century urban myths. Maybe some of His stories happened to real people. It’s not a stretch to think that God can take a real life and reveal the story in it. A life event triggers a realization, a picture connects the dots to truth, and our own stories become living parables.

Lord, help me to see the story in my own walking-around life.