If you were to ask someone to name a parable or two, I am sure that the Parable of the Prodigal Son would be near the top of the list of favorites. Some have said it’s the world’s greatest short story. But more than that, it is our story — in particular, it is our story in relationship with God. I look forward to our worship on Sunday when I will share some insights from this beloved parable.
In this time in our world, there are many, many “thorns”— those things which torment. It is so easy to see the thorns and miss seeing the Grace. It’s so easy to see the pain around us and hear the crying prayers and miss God’s answer: “My grace is enough for you, because power is made perfect in weakness.”
What does it mean to have the mind of Christ in us? Or, to put it in the words of the CEB, what does it mean to adopt the attitude that was in Christ Jesus? Join us this week in sanctuary worship as we continue our series, A Healthy Spirituality for Our Time, with “Having the Mind of Christ.”
What are those things in your life that distract you from being present in the moment? What stands in your way of attending to the presence of God in your life? This week, I invite you to consider your worries and distractions and how they may be keeping you from being fully present to what is most important.