When we read the Gospels, we find Jesus on the fringes where he meets those who have been tossed aside. There, Jesus heals lepers, forgives tax collectors, eats with sinners and welcomes a woman with a questionable reputation who came to a well in the middle of the day.
Jesus is the great Redeemer, reclaiming the treasure we often miss.
And he invites us to join him in this work.
God's way, as shown us in Jesus, is a tremendous recycling program, welcoming younger siblings back home and inviting us all to the party!
The older son missed the party. He refused to see the treasure in his younger brother, choosing instead to focus on the trash.
Are you coming to the party? We've got some recycling to do.