Again and again, the religious impulse in human beings turns violent. Is there no other side to this grim tale?
Season after Pentecost | 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)
1 Samuel 15:34 - 16:13; Psalm 20; (Ezekiel 17:22-24; Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15;) 2 Corinthians 5:6-10, (11-13), 14-17; Mark 4:26-34
The Prodigal Son is often read to mean that God loves sinners, whereas the Jews thought God only loved the righteous. This makes no sense.
I returned to seminary a few years back to hear a professor teach John’s gospel as a remake of the Genesis narrative. The parallel between Genesis 1 and John 1 is obvious, but if you press forward, the connections run throughout.