Faith Weekly: Lost & Found

This coming Sunday’s gospel lesson, Luke 15: 1-10, raises all sorts of questions:

–          Why are those tax collectors and sinners coming to listen to Jesus?

          Why are those Pharisees and scribes grumbling?

          Is it prudent to go looking for one lost sheep, leaving 99 in peril?

          Who are the folks who don’t need to repent?

          What do those two little parables – the lost sheep and the lost coin – have in common?  What’s different about them?

What is this passage trying to say about Jesus?  About us?