The Parable of the Prodigal Son is part of a 4 week preparation period for Great Lent. We discuss the purpose and main teaching of the 4 Sundays, and then do a somewhat quick survey of the parable, mentioning all the lush symbolism and metaphor, and concentrating on the most important part – the core of the parable – that we must learn. It consists of two things. We must “come our ourselves” – this is not a one time epiphany as described in the parable, but a daily process, that changes over time, and as we are in the process of “arising and going”, we must be ever aware of how our Father is always with us and will help us, even when we feel abandoned, fruitless, or our resolve to change falters. We also look briefly at the older son, who teaches us a very important lesson regarding self-knowledge. This is important stuff!
LISTEN NOW Luke 15:11-32 11 And he said, A certain man had two sons: 12 And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living. 13 And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and… Continue reading Sunday Of The Prodigal Son. Our life in microcosm. Two things keep us from salvation. Audio Homily 2010.
The Sunday Of The Prodigal Son He came to himself – what does this mean? The two things we must know to be saved. In the Name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen.  The Church gives us another example today, about repentance. It tells us another part… Continue reading Homily on the Prodigal Son.
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