We are lost sheep,
so God seeks and saves the lost.
We are a lost coin,
so God searches and rejoices when we are found.
We are the wayward son and daughter
so God welcomes us, and lets the past be the past.
We are the elder sibling, standing outside,
but God welcomes us in, challenges us to join
in this radical hospitality.
Let us receive and welcome and rejoice over one another in the name of Jesus Christ.