Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide SA
SUN 31-MAR-2019 - 11.00 AM Sermon
Rev Sandy Boyce
Lent 4 – The parable of the Prodigal Son tells of a father's joyful celebration on the return of his younger son from a ruinous time abroad, when the father treated his returning son like royalty, no questions asked. But the older son had a different attitude – conscientious and loyal towards his father, but critical, judgmental and angry towards his younger brother, whom he regarded as a "sinner" not fit for decent company. In her address, Sandy suggests that the real "sinner" is not the outcast but the one who casts the other out, and that exclusion of the "other" is exclusion of God and of joy. How will we seek reconciliation where there has been division and separation? How will we express grace ourselves, and extend the grace to others?
Luke 15: 1-3, 11b-32

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