The Parabolic Mirror
The wonderful power of Jesus' parables is their ability to be polyvalent. Now, that is just a fancy term meaning that they can have multiple meanings. Depending on where you are coming from, you will encounter each parable in a wonderful and unique way. The hope is that as you look deeply at these stories, you begin to catch a glimpse of yourself. you begin the process of moving beyond reading the Bible to letting the Bible read you.
As we have looked at the "Parable of the Prodigal Son" throughout the month of September, I hope that you have been seeing yourself reflected in some of the different characters of this powerful story. If you missed those sermons, click on the sermon tab in the resources section above and take a listen. After you do, please take some time to reflect on the following questions:
The Younger Prodigal (Sept. 5)
The Elder Prodigal (Sept. 12)
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Ecclesia Writer's Consortium
We are blessed at Ecclesia to have a number of gifted writers and teachers. Here, you'll find devotions, meditations, and musings from a sample of those writers.