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Rising to Selflessness

An earthy father,
a parable man,
forgiving his sons
for separate sins
same sins
of selfishness
greed, desires
for their rights
their things

Giving to his prodigal son
welcoming him home
at the turn in his life

Righting the balance
with his bitter son
at the welcoming

A heavenly father
in parable
wanting all sons
and daughters
to come to him
welcoming
them all
when they
return home

March 18, 2007 20:58
Based on sermon entitled "Brothers" by the Reverend Peter Hey,
Wesley United Methodist Church, Concord, NH
March 18, 2007
Luke 15:1-3; Luke 15:11b-32