In-between

10 03 2010

The Prodigal Son (Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32) is the Gospel text for this Sunday. It’s a gut-wrenching text, I think… and sometimes that is because of the amount of grace, love, forgiveness and generosity shown in the text. And sometimes it is because of thepain divluged by the older son.

Tues., March 9th

Today I was driving home from Dublin, PA (Department of Transportation, getting my driver’s license)–a pretty drive. I was enjoying the scenery, and before long this tractor pulled out in front of me. And I got to thinking about the Prodigal Son, Sunday’s Gospel text. (Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32) When you drive behind a tractor pulling a cart of some sort of fertilizer or dirt or something, you can’t help but think a little bit. And I thought about where the prodigal was, in-between squandering his inheritance and being welcomed home. He was hanging out with the pigs–feeding them, but thinking about eating their food, too. He probably never imagined that one day he would be there for a season. And he probably had no clue what the future held. Only that he had made some mistakes, and he had to try and do something.

What are the “in-betweens” in our lives? Where are those areas when we recognize that we need to acknowledge some realities, seek restoration, and move forward…. ?

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