Saturday, March 14, 2009

Living in the Story - Lent #16, 2009

"...his father came out and began pleading with him..." (Luke 15)

The father of the prodigal and faithful sons didn't care about broken rules, procedure, probation or being "fair". He did not hold either son at arms length. He watched and wept for the wayward son. He pleaded with the faithful son. He wanted them to see that it was these relationships that mattered most. They are cause for gifts, provision and celebration.

God, help us be faithful to work and to join the celebration. To get up from our pigsty and return. To fall at your feet and let you lead us to the dance. Plead with our stubborn hearts. Don't let us miss it.

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