Parable Of Luke Chapter 15

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In Luke chapter fifteen, Jesus shares three parables to the Pharisees and teachers of religion, to explain why he had chosen to associate himself with tax collectors and other sinners, whom often came to listen to Jesus. These three parables display the importance of sinners for Jesus and his disciples. The parables reflect on what has been lost. This is significant point in gaining the perspectives of the Pharisees and teachers of religion, because at some point in any given person’s life, one has lost something. In fortunate outcomes, that person will eventually find what has been lost, and brings relief among that person. Another important detail of the beginning of Luke chapter fifteen is that the tax collectors and other sinners, come long ways to listen to Jesus speak and to eat with him. This is a complete reversal of cultural…show more content…
Just like the parable of the Lost Sheep, she rejoices when she finds the coin. Jesus describes it as this moment as having the same, “joy in the presence of God’s angels when even one sinner repents,” (Luke 15: 10). The woman’s coin represents the richness of the soul. When searching for the coin it demonstrates the vulnerability of the woman. The lighting of the lamp in particular suggests the willingness to accept the guidance of God. In nature our souls tend to hide below the surface in an alcove of what is truly shown of us. The Parable of the Lost Coin reminds us that we can reclaim oneness with soul if we follow the path God leads us among. First, one must endure the separation between one thing and one’s self without succumbing to self-commiseration. Following, we must develop a clarified purpose, in order to be vigilant in our search. In the end, when we are reconnected with what one has been separated with, we are filled with

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