Sermon on the discipline of celebration. In Luke's stories of the
lost and found objects there is one repeated command from Jesus, to
celebrate or rejoice. This theme is pervasive in the Gospel, but is
often ignored as a real discipline of the Christian life.
God, because without you we are not able to please you,
mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct
and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and
reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.