Desperate to taste life, to engage the world, to know excitement and happiness. Unsatisfied with simple provision from his Father’s hand, he demands more blessings, only to spend everything and gain nothing. A man who finds he has more in common with pigs than princes. A man whose only hope turns out to be the home he left a long time ago.
The outward picture of a perfect servant, inwardly crumbling under the weight of perfectionism. Determined to prove his worth and be honored for his work. More disciplined than at rest, more committed than winsome, far more dutiful than free.
Compassionate, merciful, slow to anger and easy to forgive. Bold enough to throw tradition to the wind, loving enough to give wealth, time, tears, for the sake of his sons. Often foreign to our own concept of a father— he is personal, passionate, prodigal.
You and me. Whether we know it or not, we are in this story. Come out to hear, see, and experience how a perfect God loves imperfect people. Come to listen, share, ponder. We invite you to retreat and celebrate with us.
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