Category Archives: Prodigal Son

  1. A place at the table (Luke 15) [sermon 03-19-2017]


    March 17, 2017 by jmar198013

    The story ends with the father saying: “But we had to celebrate and be glad because this brother of yours was dead and is alive. He was lost and is found.” The father insists to the older son that not only is his place in the family secure; he is his brother’s brother, whether he wants to be or not! That’s where Jesus leaves the story—with the father’s invitation to come join the feast. And that’s where the story is left with us now, too. There’s room at God’s table for us all. Those who stayed and served. And those who were lost, but now are found.

  2. Eucharistic Resistance: thoughts on the Lord’s Supper


    July 13, 2014 by jmar198013

    If our sharing in the Lord’s Supper on Sundays isn’t an act of resistance, maybe it isn’t really the Lord’s Supper.

  3. A Table for Prodigals: A Lord’s Supper Homily, 10.7.12

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    October 7, 2012 by jmar198013

    Those of us gathered at Jesus’ table this morning, like the Prodigal, share in the experience of being lost and found. We have been off to some far countries, found ourselves starving, and come home. This table reminds us that we can always come home.

  4. The Prodigal Son, revisited

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    August 1, 2012 by jmar198013

    I’ll be taking a break from blogging the next several days, as my wife is returning from a month-long trip to California this evening, and we need some quality time.As a treat for my loyal readership (if such readership is out there), I’m leaving a “throwback,” a short story I wrote, I think, in 2006.



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