Posted by: mattcolvin | November 16, 2011

Luke 15:11-32: The Prodigal Son

Thursday of the 21st week after Trinity: Luke 15:11-32.

I’ve blogged on this parable before, and I don’t really have new thoughts on it now. It speaks deeply to our desires: do we want to “rejoice with” God and the church over the salvation of the lost? (This verb συγχαίρει is a repeated theme in all Luke 15’s first three parables.) Or do we see our salvation as a privileged status that requires the exclusion of other for us to enjoy it?

What do we make of the Father’s declaration, “Son, you are always with me, and all that I have is yours?”

See my older post, “The Prodigal Son In and Out of Context.


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