This Sunday we will be talking about the Spiritual Journey of Losing and Finding. One of my favorite spiritual teachers, Henri Nouwen suggests that in order to find ourselves, we have to lose ourselves over and over again. True dat. And enter the well-known story of the "Prodigal Son." Prodigal by definition means "wastefully extravagant" and most interpreters of this text see the Son as the wasteful one who squanders and loses his inheritance. Fortunately, he finds his way home in the midst of that loss. And his brother, who is resentful about the whole state of affairs THINKS he is found, but is actually lost (like a lot of us). I'm also going to throw another wrench into the works: What if God is the Prodigal? We worship a God of extravagant wasteful grace, who loves us through everything and no matter what. There is a lot more to this story than meets the eye.
Join us as we listen to it with new ears, and explore being lost, found, and worshiping a Prodigal God. -Rev. Jeanne