The Prodigal Son is a parable that most of us have heard all of our life. Reverend Dean Beverly Gibson (Christ Church Cathedral) explores a new perspective of the “prodigal son”. What if we look at the “Prodigal Son” as an adventurer instead of someone that is “wasteful?”. Did the returning Son transform to a better version of himself after his return to his loving home? Of course, Johnny finds another opportunity to mention his hero Kris Kristofferson. Plus, manages to mention the Rolling Stones version of the “Prodigal Son” written by Rev. Robert Wilkins.
Daily takeaway: Vulnerability and embracing being lost can be a blessing and allow yourself to be the first to tell others “I Love You.”
What you might learn:
> God loves “finding” & the three parables of Luke.
> Considering the Prodigal Son as a “risk-taker” not “wasteful.” (Luke 15:11-32)
> BCP Rite 1 and the Episcopal “comfort-zone.”
> Brené Brown – The power of vulnerability & the loss of connection in relationships.
> The River Jordan and passing to the unknown.
> Trust and the reset button.
> The “disgrace of Egypt clarification. (Joshua 5:9-12)
> Are we “ambassadors of Christ?” (2 Corinthians 5:16-21)
> Why Me Lord (Kris Kristofferson*) reference to The Prodigal Son.
> The strength of the willingness to be weak.
> The message of salvation for the afterlife or the daily life?
* this is not becoming a Kris Kristofferson fan podcast…promise!
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