The Father and His Two Sons

Cold, bitter, unforgiving, lost. This is how I would describe the elder brother in Jesus’ story of a father and his two sons.  But I don’t think he stayed that way. We have come to call this the Parable of the Prodigal Son. But there’s a whole family dynamic that...

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Pictures of Unity

  Psalm 133 presents an interesting picture of family unity for us. Unity, the words of this psalm say, is like “precious oil.” So far, so good – there’s nothing objectionable about a flow of oil. Actually, oil does much good. It’s a prime ingredient in fine salad dressing; it...

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