"Or what woman, if she had ten drachma coins, if she lost one drachma coin, wouldn't light a lamp, sweep the house, and seek diligently until she found it? When she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, 'Rejoice with me, for I have found the drachma which I had lost.' Even so, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner repenting."
— Luke 15:8–10
This is a continuation of the Parable of the Lost Shepherd. It is discussing how the joy we feel when we lose something so precious, and then find it, is a reflection of the Lord's joy when someone who has sinned and repents. He also indicates in this parable that even the angels of God celebrate in great joy. The reason for this joy is because we are God's children. The Lord waits in great anticipation to see that we are going to deny and refuse spiritual death and rejoin the family. For the Lord, repenting is just like a family reunion.