Jesus said, "'there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine people who need no repentance.'" Like 15:7 (NRSV)
This is the love of God for his prodigal sons and daughters.
God does not abandon his wayward children.
He understands them.
He does not punish them.
He waits for them to change.
He treats them well.
In the hope that they will change.
So we wait.
Wait until they see.
See the goodness of God.
And be reconciled.
[Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission. All rights reserved.]