A prophet is known
by the company he keeps.
If Jesus were a true prophet,
the right people would be His sheep.
But baaaaad people hung out
with Jesus – sinners of the worst sort.
Jesus scandalously kept company
with tax collectors, folks report.
His circle included prostitutes.
He dined with people of ill repute.
How did He respond to complainers?
Did He have a good word of refute?
No, He told the story of the lost –
Lost coins, lost sheep, lost kids.
Find the coin, search for lambs,
Be relentless finding others, Jesus bids.
But, though we’re concerned,
We have our limits, right?
Do we seek unending until we find?
No, it’s not about us and our plight.
It’s about God who searches.
It’s about our Lord who actively calls.
He needs us all … you and me.
Invite the outsiders. Break down walls.