Elul starts tomorrow night. It is a good time for this topic. Here is the beginning and you can read the whole thing at the link below:
When he came to his senses he said, “How many of my father’s hired men have more than enough bread, but I am dying here with hunger!”
Yeshua dined with sinners. Those of us who eat bread with him today are infinitely thankful for this. It is not, contra E.P. Sanders, that Yeshua offered the kingdom without repentance or light without trial.
Those who dined with Yeshua did not think this is what he was offering. One said, “Behold, Lord, half of my possessions I give to the poor” (Luke 19:8).
Yeshua is at once inviting and imposing, welcoming and formidable. You may be to him the hundredth sheep, the one rejoiced over that was lost, or a whitewashed tomb. You may hear from him, “your faith has made you well,” or, “depart from me; I never knew you.”