A way to spend your leisure or play times:
When good things happen for you, be sure to celebrate with your friends and neighbors. Do not rejoice alone.
Based on Luke 15:1-10
[A way to spend your leisure or play times based on a reading from The Revised Common Lectionary for The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, 9/11/16. The Pharisees and scribes criticize Jesus for welcoming and teaching tax collectors and known sinners. In response, he says that if any one of them lost even one sheep from a flock of one hundred, he would look hard for him. Once found, he would rejoice to carry the lost sheep home on his shoulder. He would gather friends and neighbors to join him in celebration. Jesus comments that heaven rejoices more over one sinner who changes his ways than over ninety-nine who do not need to change. He tells a similar story of a woman who rejoices to find a lost coin. He comments that the angels rejoice over even one sinner who changes his or her ways.
A theme: God welcomes sinners who come for help; works hard for them to change; and rejoices when just one of them changes.]