Many people are familiar with sayings that come from "somewhere"...not sure where, but it sure sounds like "common sense", somehow...
And often those sayings come from the Bible.
And one of the "sayings" is the story of the "prodigal son". Many of us use that saying, often not knowing, fully knowing, what it means. Many believe that the story involves a good Dad and a bad son.
We often forget that there is a third party in the story...the older son. The too-proud son. The older son/brother whose life was well-lived, was so angry at both the Dad and the younger, prodigal son/brother for the grace extended to a hurting soul in need of healing. He was "clean". His brother was "dirty".
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It is a painfully real presentation about my own anger and...hypocrisy. Instead of seeing myself as the good Dad who was awaiting his bad prodigal son...I finally saw myself as the prideful older brother.
I also interviewed 3 New Hope folks to show the Past, Present and Future. Theirs is a combined story of transitional houses, ex-addicts and new life.
Be of good cheer.