Texts: Joshua 5:9-12; 2 Corinthians 5:16-21; Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32
Luis came into my life one day by way of an intercom message from a church staff person. “There’s a man here who wants to see a pastor. Are you available?” When I answered that yes, I was available, the administrative assistant told me that the man was waiting in the church courtyard. I laid aside the materials I was preparing for a bible study the next day, and went out.
The Rev. Beth Purdum Eden is an ordained minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church. She has served in more than 6 parishes in the Western United States for 30 years.