A story of love and forgiveness...
There are many stories in the bible which capture our imagination and invite us to reflect upon life and our relationships with others and with God. One of the most powerful and memorable stores is the story of The Prodigal Son as told in Luke’s Gospel. Equally well known is the famous painting centred on this story of homecoming by the Dutch painter Rembrandt.
The story centres around three characters – the younger son, the elder son and the father. This term, we shall explore this story in some detail and Rembrandt’s depiction of it and reflect upon the central and powerful messages of love and forgiveness. Through an examination of each of the key chacters we are invited to consider our own motives.
Luke 15. 11-32
- The younger son - radical refection and forgiveness
- The father - radical love
- The elder son - accepting that we are forgiven