Michael A. Macdonald (North Carolina, USA)
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The father said to his older son, “We had to celebrate and rejoice, because this brother of yours was dead and has come to life; he was lost and has been found.” - Luke 15:32 (NRSV)
As the older of two brothers, I have always felt that the elder brother in the story of the prodigal son has been treated unfairly. To me, his objections are justified. I am sure that this feeling was due in part to the similarities between his story and my relationship...
Whether I am reckless or self-righteous, God loves me.
Those estranged from their families
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I could not have found The Upper Room Moments of Prayer (on Facebook Live) sooner. For it is during these moments of centering spiritual practices, meditating on the words of scripture, praying with and for the world, that I find moments of transcendence, hear whispers of peace and hope, see glimpses of truth and justice, behold visions of love and beauty amid all the stark realities that are around me.”