Feb 28, 2016

Prayer Reflection: Return (Luke 15)

Here’s a thoughtful reflection (or gathering words?) inspired by Luke 15:1-3, 11-32.  It was written by Roddy Hamilton, and posted on Mucky Paws.

Return
(inspired by Luke 15:1-3, 11-32)

let this be the welcoming place
the place of return

and let it be built by a love
that bends towards those who return here

for it is a love that has been waiting
like a candle in the window
ever lighting the way back
and never willing to let go
the hope that each child
will return home

let it be the place where
the only appropriate response
to love that has come to the end of its longing
is to kill the fatted calf,
feast and celebrate
send up balloons
and prepare the party
for that which has been lost
has returned to be among us
once more

~ written by Roddy Hamilton, and posted on Mucky Paws. http://www.nkchurch.org.uk/index.php/mucky-paws