“One second-century pagan critic of Christianity was willing to tolerate everything else about Christians if they would only worship the gods.”
Lent | Fourth Sunday in Lent (Year C)
Joshua 5:9-12; Psalm 32; 2 Corinthians 5:16-21; Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32
In response to our request for essays on the topic mistake, we received many compelling reflections. Here is a selection.
I often worry that churches are too full of people who are not disappointments. Bear with me here. I love the story of the Prodigal Son. I love the idea that no matter what we do in life, no matter how much we mess up, God will still welcome us when we decide to come home.
It has become almost a cliché for preachers to focus on the older brother of the Prodigal Son. Too often, not even our churches let us be the fallen brother who desperately wants to come home.