Oh, friends, I am so excited for Sunday’s gospel reading. We’re hearing about the return of the prodigal son this weekend, and I am so ready for it.
Obviously, this is a perennial favorite, and a parable I’ve known for a long time. I’ve been reassured for years through the common focus of the exegesis surrounding this story: no matter what we’ve done, God will always be looking for us to come back to Him so He can celebrate.
Thing is, I’m looking to this story for a bit more about now. I’ve been experiencing a lot of what I call “Older Son Moments”.
I’ve been wrestling a lot with these the past few months.