Commentary is forthcoming for this text.
Lord of the lost, We are quick to judge and slow to accept those whom we consider lower than ourselves. But you show us the way of acceptance, forgiveness, and peace. We honor your name for teaching us to love, for the sake of the one who is the essence of love itself, Jesus Christ our loving Lord. Amen.
Jesus, I will ponder now ELW 345 God, whose giving knows no ending ELW 678, NCH 565 Let us ever walk with Jesus ELW 802
City called heaven, arr. Josephine Poelinitz