Friday Contemplation: Forgiveness is complicated! Everyone wants it, but not everyone offers it (especially when others aren’t remorseful). Rembrandt’s masterpiece tells one of my favorite stories in the Bible from Luke, and vividly captures the complexities of God’s Prodigal Grace. It illustrates joy, forgiveness, relief, conversion, as well as resistance, anger and judgment. And when people see it, the focus tends to be on the radical forgiveness extended by the Father to his disaster-son. Rightfully so.
But receiving grace isn’t the only aspect of God’s Prodigal Grace. I’ll be sharing about it Sunday why it’s hard yet possible. Join me Sunday at the Hyde Park location at 9:30 or 11 a.m., online at 9:30, or on YouTube on demand. Let’s stumble toward the Light together.
BIG BUILD SERVE DAY: We are hosting a “BIG” build day for Mindi and her daughter (Cafe Manager) as Habitat is building her first home. The foundation and walls are up! Engage on April 30. Sign up here
EASTER HOSPITALITY: It’s 3 weeks away. Serve by creating an excellent experience from the street to the seat on Easter at the sunrise, 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. services. Sign up here.
DO JUSTICE: 7 p.m. Monday, March 28, at Nativity Catholic Church in Brandon (or virtual). We will unite with 2,000 people to hold decision makers accountable to implement important changes in our community. The Nehemiah Action is an opportunity to join with 25 diverse congregations responding to our call. Sign up here.
You are Loved.