A Lesson In Living

**He ran to the boy, clasped him in his arms and kissed him tenderly** (Luke 15:20).

Luke 15:20
Hosea 5:9-12; Psalms 34:2-7; II Corinthians 5:17-21; Luke 15:1-3,11-32

Sermon Week/Year

Fourth Sunday of Lent,

Sermon Topic

Prodigal Son,

A poem written by “anonymous” begins,

Great grandfather who lived in dreary bogs
thought the world was going to the dogs.

Grandfather who lived in a house of logs
thought the world was going to the dogs.

Father, dressed in his tattered togs
thought the world was going to the dogs.

Inspired by today’s Gospel story of the Prodigal Son, we could add,

A young man, who was living amongst the hogs
thought that he was going to the dogs.

Most of us — perhaps all of us — know the story well …

A father had two sons. The younger one, very restless and impatient, didn’t want to wait around for his father to die and then have to depend on his older brother to divide the inheritance with him. So he said, “Dad, I’d like to have what is coming to me right now and get off the farm.” So the father divided the inheritance between his two sons.…

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