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‘Rejoice with me because I have found my lost sheep.’ In the same way, there is more joy in heaven over one lost sinner who repents and returns than ninety-nine others who are righteous and haven’t strayed. Luke 15:6b-7

The other ninety-nine may not see the point of rejoicing, thinking, “The fool wandered off and came home messy.” It is not up to the ninety-nine to clean up the returning sheep or to decide whether his return is worth celebrating. Heaven rejoices now and joining the party is way more fun than second guessing God on what’s fair.

Lord, without reservation or judgment, I rejoice and welcome whoever you bring home.