We were overjoyed to welcome Pastor Ed Seay (Chris' father) this weekend. Ed invited us to return to the familiar and vital parable of the Prodigal Son. Whether we have squandered the goodness of God's provision, or are holding on to rigid resentments, all of us are welcomed back into the Father's loving embrace, and a seat at the feast.
Galatians 6: 1-3
“The bad son was lost in his badness but the good son was lost in his goodness.”
— Tim Keller
Like the younger brother, we all have rebelled and felt entitled to all manner of riches. In what ways have you, even as an undeserving child, been shown mercy by the Father? Are you still running? What from? Will you take the first tentative steps on the road back to home?
Like the older brother, we are guilty of pride and self-righteousness. Whose sin have you focused upon instead of your own? Who have you felt less deserving of forgiveness and grace? How will you lay down bitterness and judgement, welcoming the wanderer back into the family with great joy?
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