We continue on with our sermon series for Lent (Jesus “IRL” –In Real Life). We have been hearing stories about how Jesus connects with others in the Gospel of Luke. Once again, this week the story is not about Jesus, but a parable from Jesus the Master Storyteller.
This parable that we call “The Prodigal Son” may be one of the most familiar to churches, but it may have new lessons for us, especially in light of one full year of living life online during this pandemic. Where are our connections broken and in need of restoration? How are we open to the grace of the Father who welcomes this beloved Son AND the other resentful responsible child with such unreserved love? How are we open to these things in our digital lives and “IRL”?