The Lost Coin
    Footnotes

    “The Lost Coin,” Liahona, Mar. 2002, 10–13

    The Lost Coin

    The Second Parable

    A woman lost one of her ten coins

    A woman had 10 silver coins. She lost one of the coins and looked all through the house for it. Luke 15:8

    When she found it, she was happy

    At last she found the coin. She was so happy she called her friends and neighbors to tell them. They were happy, too, that she had found the lost coin. Luke 15:9

    The angels are happy when a lost Church member is found

    The friends and neighbors in the story are like the angels of God. The angels are very happy when a lost Church member is found and cared for. Luke 15:10

    The lost coin is like a less active member of the Church

    Church members are like the woman in the story, and the lost coin is like a member who has become less active in the Church and is lost. Jesus wants Church members to find the lost brother or sister and to care for and bring him or her back. He is very happy when this happens. James E. Talmage, Jesus the Christ, 3rd edition (1916), 455–56

    Illustrations by Paul Mann