An amazing poetic treatment of this parable, deserves a reblog here.
This is based on today’s lectionary reading, Luke 15:1-3, 11-32, but it also works with the theme of Lent 4 and returning to Mother Church (which is liturgically what today is about, rather than celebrating mothers…), and fits in with this weeks reading from Christ in the Wilderness by Bishop Stephen Cottrell, published by SPCK, reflecting on Stanley Spencer’s paintings of that title – this week specifically The Foxes Have Holes (seen here).
I thought I knew better.
I thought I could do it my way.
I wanted freedom,
I wanted to be my own person.
Splash the cash,
But money goes.
I found out it is lonely out there.
I discovered some things are more important.
The grass wasn’t greener on the other side
– without you it is much much drier and browner.
What was I thinking?
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