A Glimpse Of Eternal Life

The father saw him and was moved with pity

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

Sermon Week/Year

Fourth Sunday of Lent, C

An eighty-five-year-old man was sitting on a park bench, crying. A passerby who noticed the tears running down the man’s cheek, stopped to see if he could be of any help …

“I don’t mean to intrude,” he said, “But is there anything I can do to help? Is there anything wrong at home?” The eighty-five-year-old man replied between sobs, “No, everything is fine there. I have a big beautiful house. I have two new cars and a swimming pool. And I have a wonderful wife, much younger than I, who is a superb cook, treats me like a king, and is always attentive to all my needs.”

“Well then, why in heaven’s name are you crying?” asked the passerby. To which the old man replied, “I can’t remember where I live.”

The tragedy for many of us is that we’ve lost our way, we can’t seem to remember where our true home is. More to the point, we can’t seem to remember the way…

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