Shock #1: “you can’t ask that”!
Shock #2: the prodigal is welcomed home
Lk 15:1 Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus. 2 But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.” 3 Then Jesus told them this parable: (vv4-7 = the lost sheep; vv8-10 = the lost coin)
Shock #3: you can be lost without ever leaving home
Shock #4: no failure is too big to be forgiven
So what, for us?