Coming to Oneself

I have a confession to make: the story of the prodigal son has long been one of those tales that has been a little lost in translation for me. A young son asks his dad for some money, squanders the money in disreputable company, then goes home. His dad embraces him with open arms and has a feast, but his older brother is sulky about the arrangement. Sure, it’s an interesting story, but not particularly gripping. I never really wanted to say this out loud for fear that I would be taken for one of those types of people who can’t quite grasp the original context of a passage. So, I lived for years without the passage ever actually genuinely impacting me.

Recently that changed. …

Source – Clarion: Journal of Spirituality and Justice – Coming to Oneself – Matthew and Joy Steem