Today we have your lovely liturgy resources plus reflections on the Prodigal Son parable that we all know so well … or do we? I find all is not as thought. And while we’re on that passage, here’s a fabulous book that you might like – perfect for Lent reading. The Return of the Prodigal … More Psalm 32, 2 Cor 5, Luke15
Engaging Today’s readings are all about getting it wrong, and that’s something we can all identify with. The point is to realise you’re going the wrong way and do something about it. Don’t keep going the wrong way. Here’s a fun way to illustrate this: You will need (for each team of two) A pair … More Wrong Way, Right Way
The open door and the footsteps on the path remind me of a story.
A young man was impatient, rude, and disrespectful toward his father. Demanding his inheritance, and grabbing the cash, he went off to enjoy living. Friends are easy to find when you’re well off, and money is always easy to spend, so for a while he had fun. Then the money ran out. He tried working on zero-hour contracts, but had a thin time of it. … More Welcome home- Look, See, Pray
This is a beautiful passage of God’s love for his children. And this is not some distant father dashing out of his study to pat the washed and brushed children on the head before nanny puts them to bed. This is one who lifts infants to his cheeks, who bends down to them and feeds them. This a hands-on, story-reading, nappy-changing dad. … More Hosea 11:1-11
Lent 4 – Prodigal – what does it mean? Another name for this story is ‘The Lost Son’, and that’s a good name. The younger son was lost and then was found. So does prodigal mean lost? … More Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32