Prodigal God and Elder Son
Lance Odegard (May 16, 2010)
Texts: John 15:9-17; Luke 15:11-32
Returning home from a lustful escapade seems so much easier than returning home from a frozen anger that has rooted itself in the deepest corners of my being. My resentment is not something that can be easily distinguished and dealt with rationally. It has attached itself to the underside of my virtue. I am the elder brother, but just as or even more lost than his younger brother. Lost – lost in resentment, caught in jealousy, imprisoned in obedience lived out as slavery. Can the elder son come home?
- Henri Nouwen