Scripture holds Mother's picture for the tax-collector and sinner. He listens intently to Savior. Lamb, coin, prodigal and son- trilogy parable. Mothers special coins are veil sewn above her beautiful eyes. A veil as old as him.
Now her lost coin imposes great concern, perhaps her tears. Mother would stay up all night in her search. Savior says 'light a lamp.' An expense penalty for her error. She's well able to sweep, bend, sift, search thoroughly. She has to. Her survival dowry money must be found.
She is well loved by sons. Dear son would rescue her first if necessary. 'How was this coin lost?' he questions. Perhaps during Holy ceremonial Jewish dance on Sabbath. She remembers those soft rhythmic forehead taps of sewn coins. Just as the lamp oil goes out her fingertips touch cold metal. Found!
Special friends and neighbors are invited to her humble tea party of Rejoicing. Son has tasted that tea before-- graduation, promotions, birthdays, and God's Mercy occasions. Special joys to her. Jesus notices this found special coin is right rejoicing. Sons understand that. Sinners listening understand that.
Tax collectors are taught Business and moral dishonesty; he keeps these from Mother. 'Repent,' Savior says, 'Angels of God will rejoice around you.' Marvelous knowing angels do this.
'Savior is saying to Get Off The Road To Hell and all Heaven rejoices, my son,' Mother whispers truth into son's mind.
Later, Savior will quickly get to the point, 'What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but looses his own soul?'
Jesus says: 8 “Or what woman having ten silver coins, if she loses one of them, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it? 9 And when she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost.’ 10 Just so, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”