Jesus was sent to us, but we must come to him.
The Father sends his Son, but pulls his children toward the door at which the Son arrives and stands. The Father sends his Son to as many of His children as will receive him. He sends His oldest and wisest Son to gather his wayward brothers and sisters. To gather the children given him. But the children to whom the Son may go, are only the ones who will receive him. Of all the children of darkness, as many as can must first feel the pull of the Father toward something—the bright and shining daylight of the Son. And the Son is to lose none of all those he finds. But the ones He finds must first want to be found.