Millenia ago, our savior was confronted for breaking bread with sinners by men who knew the words of the Bible but not the spirit of the lord.
To these Pharisees he responded,
“Which of you men, if you had one hundred sheep, and lost one of them, wouldn’t leave the ninety-nine in your protected fields and go after the one that was lost, until he found it?
Once one has found it, he carries it on his shoulders, rejoicing.
When he comes home, he calls together his friends, his family and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!’
I tell you that even so there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents, than over ninety-nine righteous people who need no repentance.
Kid, I’ve been questioned plenty about why I want to work with you.
After all, I’m promised heaven.
After all, those closest to me are promised it as well or are already there.
After all, my brothers and I have gone after your so-called friends for months.
Why would I seek you?
You see, I see what the lord sees in you, a good sheep with a good soul who’s simply been led astray by bad shepherds.
These bad shepherds, these so-called friends have lured you from an everlasting field into the wolf’s den.
I’ve been there kid, I almost drowned under the seas of my own avarice when I chased a friend of mine.
I can’t let that happen to you.
I can’t let one of the few pure souls here be ripped from the hands of the lord by charlatans who pretend they care, they see in you what Grimwolf saw in me, a path to their own desires.
You are so close to achieving what no man has ever done here, so close to doing the impossible, breaking the Pandemonium curse and winning the world championship.
You won’t be able to do that with two anchors strapped to your ankles.
Vigour and Starboy will clasp on tight and drag you to the abyss right along with them and their abominable ways.
You have other options, let go of your earthly possessions, relinquish the gold that ensures you constantly reminisce about the past.
Stop rewinding and start living for your future.
He has that heavenly chorus ready to rejoice, despite all the trials and tribulations this world has thrown at you, you are about to return to his sacred hands.
All you have to do now is ask to receive him into your heart.
If you’re ready to do that, kneel and repeat after me.
“God, I am your sheep. I lost my way and you found me. I will drop my past and ensure my future. I repent of my ways and I am yours.You are capable of all things and you are worthy of all praise.”
Now stand up, drink up my new brother and trust in not me but God himself, he has a destiny for you and it’s not that championship you’re holding.
He has much higher plans for you.
He will take you to the promised land.