“Our Longsuffering God!” (2 Corinthians 5:16-21, Luke 15:1-3, Luke 5:11-32)Rev. Dr. Marjorie E. Nunes, March 31, 2019
Part of the Lent series, preached at a Lent service
It is difficult for us to see something new in the parable of the Prodigal son. We have heard the story so many times we believe that we have squeezed it dry of meaning. Not only that, but, as the saying goes, familiarity breeds contempt. When we hear the opening words of the parable once again, "And there was a Father who had two sons," we greet the words with ho-hum. Heard it. Heard it. Heard it. Yet, I would suggest that just as Henri Nouwen saw a half dozen different facets to Rembrandt's painting of the Prodigal Son, so too are there many different angles to the story itself. This morning I would like for us to re-examine this familiar story by looking at the Father -God.
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