This week, we continue our discussion of The Prodigal Son in Luke 15 as we reflect on the father's relationships with both the older son and the younger son.
"Both sons struggled to go into the father’s house. The elder brother thought he was too high; the younger, that he was too low. The father moves towards his older son, in his disgust and his pride, and towards his younger son, in his brokenness and his shame."
"Love moves towards people."
"The father reflects what Jesus is like, and Jesus is inviting us into us being like that. There’s a tendency to get stuck in the son’s brokenness, and to think that brokenness is an end in itself. But the end game here is that we become like the father, which is to say: like Jesus!"